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Two trains on opposite tracks leave the same station at the same time. One train travels at an average speed of 80 km/hr and the other travels at an average speed of 70 km/hr. How long after they leave the station will they be 50 km apart?

 Mar 21, 2021
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Two trains on opposite tracks leave the same station at the same time. One train travels at an average speed of 80 km/hr and the other travels at an average speed of 70 km/hr. How long after they leave the station will they be 50 km apart?    

 

The combined rate of separation is (80 km/hr + 70 km/hr) = 150 km/hr,

therefore they will be 1/3 of 150 km apart after traveling 1/3 of an hour. 

 

The answer is 1/3 hour, or 20 minutes  

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 Mar 21, 2021

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