Nicole D.

asked • 04/17/17

Math word problem

A mouse runs past a cat. then 2 and 1/4 seconds later the cat chases the mouse. The mouse runs 2 meters per second and the cat runs 5. if both animals run in a straight line how long will it take the cat to catch the mouse?

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Patrick D. answered • 04/17/17

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Andrew M. answered • 04/17/17

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Andrew M.

This time is how long the mouse ran.
The cat ran 2.25 seconds less time so
the cat actually catches the mouse in
3.75 = 2.25 = 1.5 seconds.


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