# SOLUTION: I am travelling at 100 kmh I catch up to a train that is travelling at 80kmh. The train is 500 meters long. How long does it take me to pass this train. How far do I travel before

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 Question 270267: I am travelling at 100 kmh I catch up to a train that is travelling at 80kmh. The train is 500 meters long. How long does it take me to pass this train. How far do I travel before I pass the train PeteAnswer by josmiceli(9817)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!This is a problem of relative speeds with 2 trains moving at constant speed The problem doesn't change at all if I say that the train I am trying to pass is standing still and I m moving at the difference in our speeds, km/hr Now, with the slower train stopped, how long does it take my front end to go from it's back end to it's front end, or m (I converted km/hr to m/hr) hr min min I passed the 500 m long train at my actual speed of 100000 m/hr, so m or km actual ground covered