anonymous
  • anonymous
Two trains leave the station at the same time, one heading west and the other east. The westbound train travels at 85 miles per hour. The eastbound train travels at 95 miles per hour. How long will it take for the two trains to be 216 miles apart?
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madhu.mukherjee.946
  • madhu.mukherjee.946
The two trains are moving away from each other. train 1 speed = 85 mph train 2 speed = 95 mph.
madhu.mukherjee.946
  • madhu.mukherjee.946
combined speed = 190 mph
madhu.mukherjee.946
  • madhu.mukherjee.946
distance = 216 miles t=d/r t=216/190 t = 1.136 hours After 1.136 hours they will be 216 miles apart

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madhu.mukherjee.946
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we used the formula distance=time *speed
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@mm41 do you understand?

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