Posted by kathy on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 7:45pm.
The speed of train A is 6 mph slower than the speed of train B. Train A travels 230 miles in the same time it takes train B to travel 260 miles. Find the speed of each train?

algebra  drwls, Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 8:03pm
Vb = Va + 6
230/Va = 260/Vb
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Vb/Va = 1.1304
1.1304 Va = Va + 6
0.1304 Va = 6
Va = 46 mph
Vb = 52 mph