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Anthony leaves Kingstown at 2:00 p.m. and drives to Queensville, a -mile distance, at mi/h. At 2:15 p.m. Helen leaves Queensville and drives to Kingstown at mi/h. At what time do they pass each other on the road?   

Start by sketching the situation.

If Anthony's time is then Helen's time is . Why?

You want to know when they are at the same "position".
Write an equation for each person's position based on their rate and time.
If Anthony's original position is and he is moving forward, then Helen's initial position is ___ and she is moving ______.