# Two swimmers swam simultaneously towards each other from both ends of the pool, the length of which is 100m

**Two swimmers swam simultaneously towards each other from both ends of the pool, the length of which is 100m, what is the distance between them in 2 minutes if the first swims at a speed of 20m / min and the second – 27m / min.**

1. Let’s calculate what distance a swimmer has swum in 2 minutes whose speed is 20 meters per minute.

2 * 20 = 40 meters.

2. Let’s determine how many meters the other swimmer swam, if it is known that his speed was 27 meters per minute and he swam for 2 minutes.

2 * 27 = 54 meters.

3. Find the distance that both swimmers have swum towards each other.

40 + 54 = 94 meters.

4. Find out what is the distance between them, if it is known that the length of the pool is 100 meters and that they have swum 94 meters.

100 – 94 = 6 meters.

Answer: In 2 minutes the distance between the swimmers will be 6 meters.