College Algebra 2

posted by .

The speed of train A is 16 mph slower than train B. Train A travels 190 mph in the same time it takes train B to travel 270 miles. Find the speed of each train.

  • College Algebra 2 -

    speed of slower train = x mph
    speed of faster train = x+16 mph

    time for slow train to go 190 miles = 190/x
    time for fast train to go 270 miles = 270/(x+16)

    but the times are the same ....
    190/x = 270/(x+16)
    cross-multiply and solve for x, easy from here.

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. Math

    the speed of train A is 16 mph slower than the speed of train B. Train A travels 210 miles in the same time it takes train B to travel 290 miles. Find the speed of each train. Train A = 58 mph Train B = 74 mph Can you tell me if this …
  2. algebra

    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?
  3. math

    Train A is 12 mph slower than train B. Train A travels 230 miles in the same time it takes train B to travel 290 miles. Find the speed of each train.
  4. math

    Train A is 12 mph slower than train B. Train A travels 230 miles in the same time it takes train B to travel 290 miles. Find the speed of each train.
  5. Algebra

    The speed of train A is 6 mph slower than the speed of train B. Train A travels 200 miles in the same time it takes train B to travel 230 miles. Find the speed of each train?
  6. math

    the speed of a train a is 6 mph slower than the speed of train b. train a travels 220 miles in the same time it takes train b to travel 250 miles. find the speed of each train
  7. algebra

    the speed of train A is 8 mph slower than the speed of train B. Train A travels 220 miles in the same time it takes train B to travel 260 miles. Find the speed of both trains. Speed of train A = Speed of train B =
  8. math

    the speed of train A is 14 mph slower than train B. Train A travels 190 miles in the same time it takes train B to travel 260 miles. What is the speed of each train?
  9. math

    IF the speed of train A is 10 mph slower than train B. Train A travels 220 miles in the same time it takes train B to travel 270. What is the speed of both trains.
  10. math

    The speed of train A is 6 mph slower than the speed of train B. Train A travels 200 miles in the same time it takes train B to travel 230 miles. Find the speed of speed of each train.

More Similar Questions