(1) Mary and Amy had a total of 20 yards ofmaterial from which to make costumes. Mary used three times more material to make her costume than Amyused, and 2 yards of material was not used. How many yards of material did Amy use forher costume? (2) A truck traveling ata constant rate of 45 miles per hour leaves Albany. One hourlater a car traveling at a constant rate of 60 miles per hour also leavesAlbany traveling in the same direction on the same highway. How long will it take forthe car to catch up to the truck, if both vehicles continue in the same direction on thehighway?

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(1) Mary and Amy had a total of 20 yards ofmaterial from which to make costumes.
Mary used three times more material to make her costume than Amyused, and 2 yards of material was not used. How many yards of material did Amy use forher costume?
(2) A truck traveling ata constant rate of 45 miles per hour leaves Albany. One hourlater a car traveling at a constant rate of 60 miles per hour also leavesAlbany traveling in the same direction on the same highway. How long will it take forthe car to catch up to the truck, if both vehicles continue in the same direction on thehighway?
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Jaelyn Rosario
Answered 2022-08-06 Author has 16 answers
1) ok you know one girl uses 3 times as much as the other so thatgives you 3x and other girl uses x amount. 2 yards arent used. thisgives you the equation
4x-2 = 20 solving for x gives you 4.5 yards because mary used 3 times as much she is 3x meaning 4.5 * 3 = 13.5 yrds Amy is x so she used 4.5 yards
2) the first car leaves at 45 mph. meaning in one hour is goes 45miles. the next car leave at 60 mph. the car going 60 has to catch up by 45 mile. the difference between the two is 15mph meaning car 2 gains 15miles per hour on car one. 45/15 is 3 hrs.
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Answered 2022-08-07 Author has 5 answers
Question:
(1) Mary and Amy hada total of 20 yards of material from which to make costumes.
Mary used three times more material to make her costume than Amy used, and 2 yards of material was not used. How many yards of material did Amy use forher costume?
Mary = M and Amy = A
M + A = 20
3M - A = 2 +
4M= 22 => M =5.5 yards
5.5 + A = 20 => A = 14.5yards
(2) A truck traveling at a constant rate of 45 miles perhour leaves Albany. One hour later a car traveling at a constant rate of 60 miles per hour also leavesAlbany traveling in the same direction on the same highway. How long will it take forthe car to catch up to the truck, if both vehicles continue in the same direction on thehighway?
45 t = 60 (t - 1)
45t = 60t - 60
15 t = 60 => t = 4hours
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