# From two cities, the distance between which is 560 km, two cars drove towards each other

July 27, 2021 | education

| **From two cities, the distance between which is 560 km, two cars drove towards each other at the same time and met in 4 hours. One car was traveling at a speed of 80 km / h. How fast was the other car going?**

1. Let’s calculate which way the first car traveled before the meeting, multiplying its speed by the time after which the cars met after departure:

80 * 4 = 320 km.

2. Let’s calculate which way the second car traveled, subtracting from the distance between the cities the path that the first car drove:

560 – 320 = 240 km.

3. If the second car traveled 240 km before the meeting, we find its speed by dividing this distance by 4 hours:

240/4 = 60 km / h.

Answer: the second car was moving at a speed of 60 km / h.