## A deer and bear stumble across a sleeping skunk. They run away from it in opposite directions – the deer at a speed of 7 feet per second and

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A deer and bear stumble across a sleeping skunk. They run away from it in opposite directions – the deer at a speed of 7 feet per second and the bear at a speed of 3 feet per second. How long will it be until the animals are 185 yards apart?

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Answer:55.5 seconds

Step-by-step explanation:The distance between the deer and bear is increasing at the rate of …

(7 ft/s) +(3 ft/s) = 10 ft/s

The total distance apart we’re interested in is …

(185 yd)(3 ft/yd) = 555 ft

The time required to make a gap that large is …

time = distance/speed = (555 ft)/(10 ft/s) = 55.5 s

It will be 55.5 seconds until the animals are 185 yards apart.