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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?

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    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

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