### Home > AC > Chapter 7 > Lesson 7.3.2 > Problem 7-96

7-96.

Use a proportion to solve the problem.

*x* = 0.75

Write the equations for each rider based on the given information.

Dean: *y* = 0.75*x* + 5

Carlos: write a similar equation.

Set the equations equal to each other and solve for *x*. Then substitute *x* back into one

of the original equations to solve for the distance from the starting line.