Two trains leave towns

1130 kilometers apart at the same time and travel toward each other. One train travels

22 kmh faster than the other. If they meet in 5 hours, what is the rate of each train?

Guest May 2, 2021

#1**+1 **

We can convert this problem into a simple algebra problem.

if we make the second train equal to X, then the first train will be X+22

And since the trains are coming towards each other, we can and these numbers together, to get 2x+22

So, the MPH of the trains is 2x+22.

Since the trains meet in 5 hours, we can divide 1130 by 5 and get **226, **and we know that **2x+22=226.**

From here, it is easy 2x is equal to 204, and x is equal to 102,

so the rate of the first train is 102+22, and the second train is 102, so the rate of the two trains is **124**, and** 102.**

Your welcome

mathisopandcool May 2, 2021