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Roger Goose had a 500-yard head start on Willa. If Willa's speed was 40 yards per second and Roger's speed was only 20 yards per second, how long did it take Willa to catch up?

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1. Write the equation for Willa catching up to Roger:

500 + 20t = 40t

2. Subtract 20t from both sides:

500 = 20t

3. Divide both sides by 20:

t = 25

4. Therefore, the time it took Willa to catch up is:

t = 25

2. Subtract 20t from both sides:

3. Divide both sides by 20:

4. Therefore, the time it took Willa to catch up is:

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