Posted by **john** on Saturday, January 9, 2010 at 4:11pm.

Trains a and b are traveling in the same direction on parallel tracks;Train a is traveling 40mph and train b is traveling 50mph. Train A passes a station at 8:15 am. If train b passes the same station at 8:27 am what time will train b catch up to train a?

I know this is a distant rate a time question but cannot seem to write out the correct formula and arrive at a correct answer.

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**Please help with this problem**, Saturday, January 9, 2010 at 5:43pm
I posted this a while back and really need some guidance on this answer ...from a teacher.

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**drwls**, Sunday, January 10, 2010 at 1:39am
I have already answered this question, including the feedback question, and am a teacher. It is easiest to solve in steps, using logic, rather than by trying to write down an equation.

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**drwls**, Sunday, January 10, 2010 at 1:41am
See http://www.jiskha.com/display.cgi?id=1263078373

for my other answer.

Did you post it under two different names?

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