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Raizy

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## Homework Statement

A helicopter traveling 130 mph overtakes a speeding car traveling 80 mph. The car had a 0.5-hour head start. How far from the starting point does the helicopter overtake the car?

The answer is 104 miles from the starting point.

## Homework Equations

No equations were given, but the book told me to use charts similar to this:

......Rate...*...Time...=Distance (d)

Helicopter...70...t...= 70t

Plane....500...2-t...= 500(2-t)

## The Attempt at a Solution

I ended up figuring it out, but world problems like these are still very fuzzy for me. My first attempt went something like this:

Helicopter: 130 * ___ = ___

Car:...80 * 0.5 = 40 mi

I just don't know what to think properly...