Two buses left the two cities to meet each other at the same speed and met 8 hours after the second train left.

Two buses left the two cities to meet each other at the same speed and met 8 hours after the second train left. The first train left three hours earlier and traveled 183 km more. What is the distance between cities?

Since both buses were moving at the same speed, the first bus traveled 183 km more because it left 3 hours earlier than the second bus. That is, the difference in time falls on the difference in the distance traveled.
1) Determine with what speed the first bus was moving (and according to the condition of the problem and the second): 183: 3 = 61 (km / h);
2) Find out how many kilometers the second bus traveled before the meeting: 61 · 8 = 488 (km);
3) Find the distance traveled by the first bus to the meeting: 488 + 183 = 671 (km);
4) Let’s calculate the distance between cities: 488 + 671 = 1159 (km).
Answer: the distance between cities is 1159 km.

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