Posted by **treena** on Friday, January 4, 2013 at 12:53pm.

A northbound train and a southbound train meet each other on parallel tracks heading in opposite directions. The northbound train travels 12 miles per hour faster than the southbound train. After 2.5 hours, they are 330 miles apart. At what speeds are the two trains traveling?

- math -
**Steve**, Friday, January 4, 2013 at 3:44pm
distance = speed * time

2.5(x+x+12) = 330

2x+12 = 132

2x=120

x=60

so, southbound speed is 60, northbound is 72

after 2.5 hours, the trains have traveled 150 and 180 miles, respectively.

**Answer this Question**

**Related Questions**

- Math - An eastbound train and a westbound train meet each other on parallel ...
- MATHHH!!!! PLEASE HELP - An eastbound train and a westbound train meet each ...
- Algebra - Two trans leave Chicago going opposite directions, one going north and...
- Math - Train A and train B leave station going in opposite directions. Train B ...
- Algebra 1 - Two bullet trains leave the station at the same time traveling in ...
- math - Two trains heading toward each other are 400 miles apart. One train ...
- algebra - train A and B are traveling in the same direction on parallel tracks. ...
- Math Algebra - A quick question to check my answer. Trains A & B are travelling ...
- math-word problem- PLEASE CHECK MY ANSWER - Train A and B are traveling in the ...
- math - Two trains depart at the same time from the same station and travel in ...