Terry and Tao are canoeing on a lake that is 2000 meters across from the west side of the lake to the east side. Terry rows at 60 meters per minute and Tao rows at 40 meters per minute. Terry starts rowing at 2 PM from the west end of the lake, and Tao starts rowing from the east end of the lake at 2:05 PM. If they always row directly towards each other, at what time will the two meet?
Terry gets a 5 minute head start and covers 5 min x 60 m/min = 300 m
then Tao starts at 1405 They have 2000 - 300 = 1700 meters to cover before they meet
the distance is closing at (40+60)= 100 m/min
1700 m / (100 m/min) = 17 minutes after Tao starts 14:05 + 17 = 14:22 (02:22 PM)