Posted by **bob** on Sunday, October 17, 2010 at 5:52pm.

a freight train that is 1 mile long is traveling at 60mph. a second train that is 2 miles long is traveling 40mph. the trains are moving in opposite directions on parallel tracks. how many seconds does it take between the time their locomotives meet and their cabooses fully pass each other?

- math -
**bobpursley**, Sunday, October 17, 2010 at 6:04pm
relative velocity=100mi/hr

distance: 2 miles

timeinhrs= distance/velocity convert that to seconds.

- math -
**bob**, Sunday, October 17, 2010 at 8:00pm
wouldnt the distance be 3 miles though if the one mile train must travel 1 mile (distance of itsself) plus the distance of the other train which is 2 miles?

- math-College Algebra -
**Taylor**, Friday, November 5, 2010 at 10:49am
1.8 minutes

## Answer This Question

## Related Questions

- Math check answer please - Trains A and B are traveling in the same direction on...
- math - A northbound train and a southbound train meet each other on parallel ...
- Math - An eastbound train and a westbound train meet each other on parallel ...
- math - Trains a and b are traveling in the same direction on parallel tracks;...
- math/story problem - Trains a and b are traveling in the same direction on ...
- Math story problem - Trains a and b are traveling in the same direction on ...
- algebra - Don't want the answer just the formula on how to figure this out. two ...
- Mathh 116 - Trains A and B are traveling in the same direction on parallel ...
- MATHHH!!!! PLEASE HELP - An eastbound train and a westbound train meet each ...
- ALGEBRA-MAT117 - Trains A & B are traveling if the same direction on parallel ...

More Related Questions