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Town A                             Town B
     l ——- 1 ——- 1——- 1 
 Mingwei                             Ali
 8am                                8.40am
 45km/h                           30km/h

8am to 8.40am ——- 40min
45 x (40/60) = 30km
30 + 45t = 30t x 2
t = 2
30 + 45t + 30t = 180

Ans : 180 km.
Note :
I believe that it is of paramount importance for students to truly understand the question first before they could solve it.
For students who do not understand the equation 30 + 45t = 30t x 2, I have use ‘average speed (s) x time taken (t) = distance travelled (d)’ to arrive at it. Tom who started travelling from Town A to Town B at 8 am had a 30 km head start as compared to John who started travelling from Town B to Town A only at 8.40 am plus Tom’s speed of 45 km/h x time taken = John’s speed of 30 km/h x 2. (When they met each other, their distance from Town A was twice their distance from Town B.)

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Why is it necessary to multiply 30km/h by 2?

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‘When they met each other, their distance from Town A was twice their distance from Town B.’

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