Word Problem Wednesday: May the Fourth Be With You!

May 4, 2016 | Pleasanton

We know it's going to be a great day when Star Wars Day aligns with Word Problem Wednesday! Give our word problem a try—we'll update with the answer Saturday!

General Leia is flying a T-47 Airspeeder to Echo Base at 650 kilometers per hour, and Han Solo is flying a T-65B X-Wing Starfighter to Echo Base at 1,250 kilometers per hour. If Han is 78 kilometers away and Leia is 39 kilometers away, then who will reach Echo Base first? 

 

Update: Here's the solution!

Leia reaches Echo Base first. Han has exactly twice as far to go to Echo Base, but his X-Wing is less than twice as fast as Leia's Snowspeeder.