Noel and jayee start from two points which are 590 km apart and travel toward each other the latter travel at 9 kilometers per hour less than two times the rate of the former find their rates if they meet in 5hours? need solution and answer! please help me guys! :(

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2015-08-17T12:32:59+08:00
Let x be the rate of the former and (2x - 9) be the rate of the latter. We solve: (x)(5) + (2x - 9)(5) = 590 --> x + (2x - 9) = 118 --> 3x - 9 = 118 --> 3x = 127 --> x = 127/3 km/h, (2x - 9) = 227/3 km/h
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