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Train A traveling at 200 mph leaves station at 1 pm. Both stations are directly across from each other and X miles away. If the trains meet at 4 pm what is X? 

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  • 2 months ago

      Train A, traveling at 200 mph, leaves station A at 1 pm. 

      Train B, traveling at 300 mph, leaves station B at 3 pm. 

      Both stations are directly across from each other and x miles away. 

      The trains meet at 4 pm. 

      What is x?

      x is (600 + 300) or 900 miles.

  • Bill-M
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    2 months ago

    Where is Train B in your question?   You left that bit out.

  • 2 months ago

    Here's the full question:

    Train A, traveling at 200 mph, leaves station A at 1 pm. Train B, traveling at 300 mph, leaves station B at 3 pm. Both stations are directly across from each other and x miles away. The trains meet at 4 pm. What is x?

    At 4 pm, train A has been traveling for 3 hours.

    3 hours × 200 mph = 600 miles

    At that time, train B has been traveling for 1 hour.

    1 hour × 300 mph = 300 miles

    Answer:

    x = 900 (miles)

  • 2 months ago

    The question states that "If the trains meet  .....". This indicates that there are two or more trains.

    What is/are the other train(s) ?

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  • 2 months ago

    Are you missing something. 

    If train a leaves at 1 pm at 200 mph. At 4 pm, it would have traveled 3 hours. So 200 mph * 3 hr = 600 miles. So x us 600 mikes from train A starting point.  

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