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20 October, 09:16

Two passenger trains traveling in opposite directions meet and pass each other. Each train is 1/12 miles long and is traveling 50 mph. How many seconds after the front cars of the trains meet will their rear cars pass each other?

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  1. 20 October, 10:20
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    6 seconds

    Step-by-step explanation:

    1/12 mile * 5280 feet/mile = 440 feet per train

    50 miles/hour * 1/3600 hr/sec * 5280 ft/mile = 73 1/3 ft/second

    one train has to travel 440 feet to pass the other train

    440 feet * 1 / (73 1/3) sec/ft = 6 seconds
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