Jim paddles from one shore of a lake 3 miles wide at 4 mph, and John paddles from the opposite shore at 5 mph. How long will they travel before they meet? A. 20 minutes B. 3 hours C. 27 minutes D. 1 hour, 24 minutes
Jim paddles from one shore of a lake three miles wide at 4 mph, and John paddles from the opposite shore at 5 mph. They will travel 20 minutes before they meet. Speed = 4 mph + 5 mph = 9 mph distance covered = 3 miles time = distance/speed time = 3/9 time = 1/3 * 60 time = 20 minutes (answer)
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Jim paddles from one shore of a lake three miles wide at 4 mph, and John paddles from the opposite shore at 5 mph. They will travel 20 minutes before they meet.

Speed = 4 mph + 5 mph = 9 mph
distance covered = 3 miles
time = distance/speed
time = 3/9
time = 1/3 * 60

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