The tail of a 1-mile long train exits a tunnel exactly 3 minutes after the front of the train entered the tunnel. If the train is moving 60 miles per hour, how long is the tunnel?

Why is this wrong???

Let d be the length of the tunnel. Let the time that the train goes through this tunnel be t. Then d/t = 60, so d = 60t.

The train goes through d + 1 miles in t + 3/60 hours. So (d + 1)/60 = t + 3/60.

But this is wrong since it has no solutions. Why?!?!

Guest Jan 17, 2021

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Jan 17, 2021