Carol and Jan leave from the same place and travel on the same road going the same direction. Carol walks at a rate of two miles per hour. Carol left five hours earlier than Jan, but Jan bikes at a rate of six miles per hour. How far did they travel when Jan caught up to Carol?
Visualize the problem by drawing a picture of the situation and remember
Equation for Carol:
Equation for Jan:
Set both equations equal to each other because they traveled the same distance, just at different times.