







The length of a train 
20170424 

Stefano pose la question : If a freight train is coming towards you and you were traveling at 85 miles an hour and it takes 35 seconds for the train to pass you how long is the train
Figure 50mph for train Penny Nom lui répond. 





A train from Erie to New York 
20160714 

carol pose la question : a train leaves Erie with twice as many women as men. At York, 17 men get on and 16 women . How many men and women were originally on the train?off. There are now the same number of men as women Penny Nom lui répond. 





A train trip 
20150323 

Ngcebo pose la question : A train travels a distance of 720 km at a speed of x km/h. on the return journey, it travels at an average speed of y km/h and completes the whole journey in an hour less. if the speed during the return journey was 10 km/h more, what were the speeds in m/s Penny Nom lui répond. 





One train overtaking another 
20131111 

kiran pose la question : two trains of equal length are running in parallel tracks in the same direction with the speed of 60km/hr and 90km/hr respectively the latter completely crosses the former in 30 seconds the length of each train is in mtr Penny Nom lui répond. 





Two trains passing each other 
20111207 

Tamkeen pose la question : two trains 245m and 315m long are travelling toward each other at 90km/h and 54km/h respectively on parallel lines . how long do the train take to pass one another train the time they meet each other? Penny Nom lui répond. 





A train passes a car 
20101024 

Mary pose la question : A train, whose speed is 75 mph, takes 3 minutes to pass a car that is going 60 mph in the same direction. How long is the train? Stephen La Rocque lui répond. 





A train crosses a tunnel 
20090625 

Sabrina pose la question : A goods train of length one and half kilometres, is moving at a speed of 27km/hr. find the time taken by it to cross a tunnel of length seven and half kilometres Penny Nom lui répond. 





Two trains 
20090518 

chris pose la question : Train A passes a station at 3:15am going 40mph. Train B passes the same station at 3:27am going 50mph. At what time will Train B catch up with Train A? Stephen La Rocque lui répond. 





The scale for a model train 
20090313 

Shelly pose la question : Lindy is planning to build a model of a train using a scale where 2 inches represents 25ft. If the train is 60 feet long, what is the length in inches that Lindy should build the model of the train? Stephen La Rocque and Penny Nom lui répond. 





Two trains 
20090112 

Shanise pose la question : If train A leaves the train station at noon traveling 45mph and train B leaves the train station at 1pm traveling 65mph, what time will the trains meet? Robert Dawson lui répond. 





Two trains 
20080707 

Elisha pose la question : Trains at each end of the 50. km long Eurotunnel under the English Channel start at the same time into the tunnel. Find their speeds if the train from France travels 8. km/h faster than the train from England and they pass in 17 minutes. Janice Cotcher and Penny Nom lui répond. 





Two trains left the city at the same time 
20080411 

J pose la question : Two trains left the city at the same time, traveling in opposite directions. The eastbound train travels for ten hours and the westbound train travels for 5 hours. They are now 1300 km apart. The westbound train's rate is 20 km/hr faster than the eastbound train. Find the speed of each train. Penny Nom lui répond. 





How many trains of length 5 are there? 
20061120 

Shea pose la question : A "train of length 5" is a row of blocks whose combined length is 5. Here are some examples: 122, 212, 131, 5, 14. If you use identical blocks in a different order, this is a separate train. How many trains of length 5 are there? Come up with a formula for the number of trains of length n. Penny Nom lui répond. 





Two trains left the station at the same time and traveled in opposite directions. 
20061118 

Tori pose la question : Two trains left the station at the same time and traveled in opposite directions. The E train averaged 130 km/h. The A train's speed was 110 km/h. In how many hours were they 480 km apart? Stephen La Rocque lui répond. 





A train model is created using a scale of 1:60 
20060101 

Jennifer pose la question : An "n gauge " train model is created using a scale of 1:60. If an actual train engine, the "K4" an early twentiethcentury engine,is 45 feet long, what is the length of an "N gauge" model of the engine in inches? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Three parabolas 
20040424 

A tutor pose la question :
I am a maths tutor. One of my year 12 students has given me this assignment. Many parts are ambiguous.
I am trying to determine the equation of the line segment AB. Given that A has an incline of 10 degrees below the horizontal, I am assuming that this parabola (although you can only see part of it) has been rotated 10 degree clockwise. Am I right in assuming this? If so, how do I derive the equation of the parabola as it will then not fit the general form y = ax squared +bx +c of a parabola.
Also, how is one expected to find the x coordinate of D without the equation of this parabola. To find the equation you need the xcoordinate and therefore be able to find another point on the parabola in order to derive the equation using simultaneous equations.
Penny Nom lui répond. 





An arc on a train track 
20040215 

A student pose la question : I'm trying to build a route in a train simulator program. I have a curve to the right (an arc, in other words) with a length of 25 meters and the radius is 1,500 meters. Let's say point P is the beginning of the curve (arc) and point Q is the end point of the arc. Then picture a tangent to point P. I need to find the length of a line perpendicular to that tangent that runs to point Q (the end of the curve/arc). Penny Nom lui répond. 





A train with 2 cars 
20030204 

Michael pose la question : A train with 2 cars is traveling at a speed of 80 km/hr from town X to town y, located 800 km from each other. At the same moment that the train departed, a passenger started to walk back and forth from one end of car B to the other at a speed of 100cm/sec. Arriving in town Y, the passenger had already gone and returned 720 times. The length of car A is that of car B plus one fourth of the length of the locomotive, and the length of the locomotive equals the length of Car A plus one fifth of the length of car B. What is the total length of the train? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Trains and cracker boxes 
20020429 

Lindsay pose la question : 1)Two trains are 250 miles apart on the same track heading towards eaxh other at 7AM The first train travels at 55mph, the second at 75mph. At what time would they crash? 2)A cracker box measures 12 by 2 by 18 inches. The company wants to double the amount of crackers, but keep the shapes the same[similar] Find the new length[nearest tenth of an inch] Penny Nom lui répond. 





The famous "train problem" 
20020112 

Karen pose la question : How do you solve the famous "train problem"? For example, 2 trains leave different stations at the same time. One is traveling at 50 mph and the other at 40 mph. How long does it take them to meet? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Running Through a Train Tunnel 
20000401 

Eugene Chan pose la question : A man is running through a train tunnel. When he is 2/3 of the way through, he hears a train that is approaching the tunnel from behind him at a speed of 60 mph. Whether he runs ahead or back, he will reach an end of the tunnel at the same time the train reaches that end. At what rate, in miles per hour, is he running? (Assume he runs at a constant rate.) I think the answer (12 mph) is wrong. Also, I believe it should read 1/3 of the way through, but don't know how to prove it. Could you come up with some way to prove it, please? I would really appreciate it. Penny Nom lui répond. 





Word problems 
20000331 

Amy pose la question : Question:  a north bound train left at noon. four hours later a south bound train left the same station. at 5 o'clook they were 160 miles apart. what was the rate of both if the north bound train was going 20 miles faster than the other one.
 clark's final exam was given 5 times the weight of the weight of a weekly test. the avgerage of 15 weekly test was 91. the overall weighted average was 85. what did he make on the final.
Penny Nom lui répond. 





Passing trains 
19991210 

Nancy pose la question : Two trains, each of 80 cars, must pass on a single track which has a deadend siding. How can they pass if the siding can only hold a locomotive and 40 cars? I do not understand this...help. It will be due monday. I thought it would be simple if the siding could hold 80 cars. Penny Nom lui répond. 





Smith, Rodriguez and Jones 
19961107 

Rafayel Ambartsumyan pose la question : On a train, Smith, Rodriguez, Jones are the fireman, brakeman, and engineer, but not in that order. Also aboard the train are three businessman who have the same names, a Mr. Smith, a Mr. Rodriguez, and a Mr. Jones. ..... Who is the engineer? Penny Nom lui répond. 

