Mathematics
kimmykim35
2017-08-11 15:07:45
At 9 a.m., a freight train leaves Boston for NYC, traveling at an average rate of 24 miles per hour. At noon, a passenger train sets out on the same route, traveling at an average rate of 60 miles per hour. How far from Boston do the two trains pass each other?
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Chr15
2017-08-11 16:52:51

At 9AM, a freight train leaves Boston for NYC, traveling at an average rate of 24 miles per hour. At noon, a passenger train sets out on the same route, traveling at an average rate of 60 miles per hour. How far from Boston do the two trains pass each other? ============= At noon, the freight train is 72 miles away (24*3). --- The Pass train "gains on" it at 36 mi/hr (60 - 24). They meet at 72/36 = 2 hours. ============== Distance from BOS = 2*60 = 5*24 = 120 miles

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