To find: The speed of each cyclist.
The speed of first cyclist is 15 mi/h and other cyclist is 30 mi/h.
Two cyclists are at a distance of 90 mi apart. One cycles twice as fast as the other.
Distance formula is,
Let the speed of first cyclist be x.
Tabulate the given information into the language of algebra.
|In words||In algebra|
|Speed of first cyclist||x|
|Speed of other cyclist||2x|
Model the equation for the above information.
Simplify the above equation for x,
The speed of first cyclist is 15 mi/h.
Speed of other cyclist,
The speed of other cyclist is 30 mi/h.
Thus, the speed of first cyclist is 15 mi/h and other cyclist is 30 mi/h.
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