Finding distance of two runners

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1. Homework Statement
Runner A is initially 6.0 km west of a flagpole and is running with a constant velocity of 4.8 km/h due east. Runner B is initially 6.6 km east of the flagpole and is running with a constant velocity of 8.6 km/h due west. What will be the distance of the two runners from the flagpole when their paths cross?


2. Homework Equations
i have no clue

The Attempt at a Solution


i dont even know where to start
HELP!!!!!!!
 

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PeterO
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1. Homework Statement
Runner A is initially 6.0 km west of a flagpole and is running with a constant velocity of 4.8 km/h due east. Runner B is initially 6.6 km east of the flagpole and is running with a constant velocity of 8.6 km/h due west. What will be the distance of the two runners from the flagpole when their paths cross?


2. Homework Equations
i have no clue

The Attempt at a Solution


i dont even know where to start
HELP!!!!!!!


You could consider where they will be 30 minutes after the start of this problem, just to get a feel for what is happening.
 

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