Two cars leave a town at the same time heading in opposite directions. One car is traveling 12 mph faster than the other. After 2 hours, they are 232 miles apart. What is the speed of each car?
Find the speed of each car. Let a be the first car Let b be the second car => a = x miles per hour => b = x + 12 miles per hour => 2 (x+ x + 12) = 232 miles per hour => 2x + 12 = 232 => 2x + 12 = 116 => 2x = 116 - 12 => 2x / 2 = 104 / 2 => x = 52 (speed of Car A) => 52 + 12 = 64 miles per hour (speed of Car B)