boston is 295 miles from new york city along a certain route. A car starts from Boston at 1:00pm and travels along this route toward new york city at a steady rate of 50 miles per hour. Another car starts from new york at 1:30pm and travels along this route toward boston at a steady rate of 40 miles per hour. at what time do the cars pass each other?

Hey Sammi -- a half-hour headstart at 50mph removes 25mi ... 270mi left at 1:30pm ...

270mi-gap closes with combined speed of 90mph in 3hr ==>

**cars meet at 4:30pm**:)