Ursula and Andre competed against each other in a swimming race.Ursula swam at a rate of 60 meters per minute and Andre swam at a rate of 48 meters per minute. Ursula gave Andre a 1-minute head start.

How many minutes after the race started was Ursula 30 meters behind Andre?

Guest Feb 19, 2021

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Ursala Andre(ss) .... I wonder if that was a joke?

Anyway . Andre(ss) has a 1 minute head start = 48 meters ahead

Ursala swims 60-48 = 12 meters/min faster than Andre(ss)

Ursala will close that 48 -30 = 18 meters in 18 m / 12 m/s = 1 1/2 minutes to be 30 m behind Andre(ss)

ElectricPavlov Feb 19, 2021