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Answer the following distance problem. Report the time to the nearest tenth of a hour.

Valerie travels at 24 miles/hour and Kent travels at 42 miles/hour. They traveled in the same direction but Valerie had a 3.5 hour head start.

How long will it take for Kent to catch up to Valerie?