Wednesday

November 26, 2014

November 26, 2014

Posted by **Shawna** on Monday, April 28, 2008 at 1:21pm.

Trains A and B are traveling in the same direction on parallel tracks. Train A is traveling at 60 miles per hour and train B is traveling at 80 miles per hour. Train A passes a station at 3:25pm. If train B passes the same station at 3:40p.m., at what time will train B catch up with train A?

- Algebra -
**Quidditch**, Monday, April 28, 2008 at 1:47pmTrain A has a 15 minutes (1/4 hour) "head start". Since it is traveling at 60 miles per hour, it will be how many miles ahead in 1/4 hour? Train B is going 20 miles per hour faster. So, every hour it gains 20 miles on train A.

Calculate how far that train A is ahead.

Calculate how many hours or fraction of an hour it will take train B to catch up since it gains 20 miles every hour. Take that time and add it to 3:40pm to find the time that train B will catch train A.

**Answer this Question**

**Related Questions**

Algebra - I am so lost can someone please help me Trains A and B are traveling ...

college - Trains A and B are traveling in the same direction on parallel tracks...

college - Trains A and B are traveling in the same direction on parallel tracks...

Algebra - I don't understand can someone help me on how to figure this out ...

algebra - trains a&B are traveling in the same direction on parallel tracks. ...

Algebra - Trains A and B are traveling in the same direction on parallel tracks...

algebra - I need help with a word problem. Trains A and B are traveling in the ...

math algebra - Trains A and B are traveling in the same direction on parallel ...

algebra - trains a and b are traveling in the same direction on parallel tracks...

algebra - trains a and b are traveling in the same direction on parallel tracks...