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A transit train from Boston to New York and a passenger train from New York to Boston both departed at 3:00. The distance between the New York station and the Boston station is 280 miles. The speed of the transit train was 80 miles per hour. The speed of the passenger train was 60 miles per hour. At what time will the trains pass each other?

 Mar 21, 2021
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A transit train from Boston to New York and a passenger train from New York to Boston both departed at 3:00. The distance between the New York station and the Boston station is 280 miles. The speed of the transit train was 80 miles per hour. The speed of the passenger train was 60 miles per hour. At what time will the trains pass each other?    

 

The rate of closure is (80 mi/hr + 60 mi/hr) = 140 mi/hr   

 

At 140 mi/hr, it will take 2 hours to travel 280 miles

 

The engines of the trains will meet in 2 hours past 3:00  

 

Answer  5:00 o'clock  

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 Mar 21, 2021

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