Two swimmers start at opposite ends of a pool 89 feet long. One person swims at the rate of 19 feet per minute and the other swims at a rate of 53 feet per minute. How many times will they meet in 33 minutes?
Plese try to give a detailed response as my answer is not as important as the thought processes that I must understand:-)
Solution. You can think about this question in the following way. Since two swimmers start at opposite ends of a pool, when they meet at the first time, the total distance they passed is the length of the pool, 89 ...
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