Velocity of Separation: How fast is the distance between two cars changing?

Problem
A Toyota Land Cruiser drives east from point A at 30 kph. Another car, Ford Expedition, starting from B at the same time, drives S30°W toward A at 60 kph. B is 30 km from A. How fast in kph is the distance between two cars changing after 30 minutes? Hint: Use the Cosine Law.

A.   70 kph C.   55 kph
B.   80 kph D.   60 kph

 

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