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Solving Uniform Motion problems. HELP PLEASE!

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Arnold is jogging west at 5 kph along a trail. Ivan is jogging east on the same trail at 3.75 kph.If they are 0.5 km apart, how long will it be until they meet?


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CompuChip
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They will never meet, as they are running away from each other.
 
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They WILL meet if they are initially facing each other!
 
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Arnold is jogging west at 5 kph along a trail. Ivan is jogging east on the same trail at 3.75 kph.If they are 0.5 km apart, how long will it be until they meet?


Help Pleaseeeeeeeeeeee! I need it now. Thank you!
If Arnold moves at 5 kph, after t hours, How many km will he have gone? If Ivan moves at 3.75 kph, after t hours, how many km will he have gone? For what t will the total distance they go be 0.5 km?
 
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They WILL meet if they are initially facing each other!
I think CompuChip was being facetious in his/her post.
 
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Later on ... I said to myself ...even if they were not facing each other, they would ... eventually meet (after going round the Earth!)
 

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