# SOLUTION: Trains A and B are traveling in the same direction on parallel tracks. Train A is traveling at 40 miles per hour and train B is traveling at 50 miles per hour. Train A passes a sta

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 Question 277135: Trains A and B are traveling in the same direction on parallel tracks. Train A is traveling at 40 miles per hour and train B is traveling at 50 miles per hour. Train A passes a station at 3:15pm, If train B passes the same station at 3:45pm at what time will train B catch up to train AAnswer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15664)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Trains A and B are traveling in the same direction on parallel tracks. Train A is traveling at 40 miles per hour and train B is traveling at 50 miles per hour. Train A passes a station at 3:15pm, If train B passes the same station at 3:45pm at what time will train B catch up to train A : from the given information, we know that train B is 30 min (1/2 hr) behind train A, when train A passes the station : The distance between the trains at this time: * 50 = 25 mi : Let t = time required for train B to catch train A : write a distance equation: Dist = speed * time : Train B travel dist = Train A travel dist + 25 mi 50t = 40t + 25 50t - 40t = 25 10t = 25 t = t = 2.5 hr or 2 hr 30 min : 3:15 + 1:30 = 4:45 pm, B catches A