Posted by DestinyLashea on .
A Japanese bullet train leaves the station tra traveling west at 164 mph. A pigeon which was resting on the train is startled and starts flying east at 40 mph. After two hours, how far apart are the pigeon and the train?

Integrated Algebra 
Steve,
in 2 hours the train has gone 328 mi, while the bird has gone 80 mi in the opposite direction.
separation is thus 328+80 = 408 mi.
or, 2(164+40) = 2(204) = 408