# Two bicyclists ride in opposite directions. The speed of the first bicyclist is 5miles per hour faster than the second. After 2hours they are 70miles apart. How do you find their rates?

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#### Explanation:

First bicyclist

Second bicyclist

#### Explanation:

Let

Let

We know that distance is equal to rate multiplied by the time

The distance the first bicyclist travels is

The distance the second bicyclist travels is

We are given that they travel

So