Math problem!! Two trucks leave the same loading dock at different times.?

Truck A leaves at noon and drives due north at 40 mph. Truck B leaves at 1pm and drives due east at 45 mph. (i drew a right triangle to model this.) At what time of the day will the trucks be exactly 300 miles apart (the hypotenuse)? Please leave the answer in decimal hours and include your setup... thanks!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    at 5:30p.m the distance between both trucks is 298.806

    this is done through C hypotenuse squared = a (the Vertical height) squared + b (horizontal length) squared.

    i Simply got my answer through logical thinking and trial and error

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