# SOLUTION: Train a leaves a station traveling at 96 kilometers per hour. 4 hours later train b leaves the same station traveling in the same direction at 107 kilometers per hour. How long doe

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 Click here to see ALL problems on test Question 311141: Train a leaves a station traveling at 96 kilometers per hour. 4 hours later train b leaves the same station traveling in the same direction at 107 kilometers per hour. How long does it take train b to cath up to train a?Answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15652)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Train a leaves a station traveling at 96 kilometers per hour. 4 hours later train b leaves the same station traveling in the same direction at 107 kilometers per hour. How long does it take train b to catch up to train a? : let t = time for b to catch a then (t+4) = travel time of train a, when it's caught : When b catch a, they will have traveled the same distance write a distance equation: dist = speed * time : 107t = 96(t+4) 107t = 96t + 384 107t - 96t = 384 11t = 384 t = t = 34.91 hrs for b to catch a ; : Check solution by finding the distance for each 107*34.91 = 3735.37 km 96*38.91 = 3735.36 km, close enough