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Two trains are running in opposite direction with a speed of 62 Km/hour and 40 km/hour respectively.If the length of one train is 250 meters and they cross each other in 18 seconds then what is the length of the other train?

 Aug 21, 2020
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Since the 2 trains are running towards each other, then their combined speed is:

 

62 + 40 = 102 km/h

 

Convert 102 km/h to meters per second =28 1/3 m/s

 

Since they passed each other in 18 seconds, then:

 

28 1/3 m/s x 18 seconds =510 meters - The length of the 2nd (longer) train.

 

Just to confirm the above, the 250 m train would have covered its length in:

250 / (28 1/3 m/s) =8.824 seconds. And 18 seconds - 8.824 seconds =9.176 seconds that would have taken the longer train to pass. So:9.176 seconds x 28 1/3 m/s =260 extra meters covered by the longer train.

So, 260 m + 250 m = 510 meters - the length of the 2nd train.

 Aug 21, 2020

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