SOLUTION: The word problem reads: a train leaves town a for town b, traveling at 35 mph. at the same time, a second train leaves town b for town a at 45 mph. if the two towns are 320 miles a

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 Question 26251: The word problem reads: a train leaves town a for town b, traveling at 35 mph. at the same time, a second train leaves town b for town a at 45 mph. if the two towns are 320 miles apart, how long will it take for the two trains to meet. i did 35x=320:x=9, 45x=320:x=7:: i figured 9 hours was the answer. i am not sure. these word problems are tricky for me.Answer by Paul(988)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!35x+45x=320 80x=320 x=4 Hence, it will take them 4 hours to meet. Paul.