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At 9:00 on Saturday morning, two bicyclists heading in opposite directions pass each other on a

bicycle path. The bicyclist heading north is riding 2 km/hour faster than the bicyclist heading south. At

11:30, they are 50 km apart. Find the two bicyclists’ rates.

 Oct 12, 2020
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Let x = slower cyclist    then faster is x + 2

   combined speed =   2x+2

      in 2.5 hours they cover 50 km

         rate * time = distance

           (2x+2) (2.5) = 50    solve for x

            5x + 5 = 50

             5x = 45

               x = 9  and the faster is  11 km/hr

 Oct 12, 2020

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