# SOLUTION: A freight train leaves a station travelling at 30 mph A passenger train leaves 1 hours later travelling at 50 mph. At what time will the passenger train overtake the freight train?

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 Question 204392: A freight train leaves a station travelling at 30 mph A passenger train leaves 1 hours later travelling at 50 mph. At what time will the passenger train overtake the freight train? Answer by checkley77(12569)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!30t=50(t-1) 30t=50t-50 30t-50t=-50 -20t=-50 t=-50/-20 t=2.5 hours after the freight train leaves the station they will meet.