Handcar and Freight Train
Date: Tue, 6 Dec 1994 19:46:43 GMT From: Jeremy Moreau Subject: Figure this one out! Organization: Bp. Connolly High School; Fall River, MA. USA A handcar sets out from Chicago to Detroit at an average speed of 10mph. Four hours later a freight train starts a run from Detroit to Chicago at an average speed of 20mph. Assuming the rail distance between the two cities is 400 miles, which will be closer to Chicago when they meet? firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Wed, 7 Dec 1994 10:52:48 -0500 (EST) From: Dr. Sydney Subject: Re: Figure this one out! Dear Jeremy, Hello there! Your question is pretty tricky, but we think we've got it. When the handcar and the train meet, they will be the same distance from Chicago (they will be in the same place). Does that help? Write back with any more questions you might have. --Sydney
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