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Two trains pass going in opposite directions. The first is going 60 m.p.h. and a man is...

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funkareem | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 21, 2013 at 7:32 PM via web

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Two trains pass going in opposite directions. The first is going 60 m.p.h. and a man is walking toward the rear of the train at 5 m.p.h. The second train, going in the oppsosite direction, is traceling at 80 m.p.h., and a women is walking toward the rear of her train at 8 m.p.h. from the point of view of the women, the man in the first train is moving at the rate of_____m.p.h.

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tiburtius | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Associate Educator

Posted October 21, 2013 at 9:51 PM (Answer #1)

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The first train is moving at 60mph but since the man in it is moving at 5mph in opposite direction he is actually moving at 60-5=55mph. 

Similarly the woman is moving at 80-8=72mph.

So from woman's perspective man is moving at 55+72=127mph.

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