# SOLUTION: Train A and B are traveling in the same direction on parallel tracks. Train A is traveling at 40 mph and B is traveling 48 mph. Train A passes the station at 7:15 a.m. If train B p

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Travel Word Problems Question 296015: Train A and B are traveling in the same direction on parallel tracks. Train A is traveling at 40 mph and B is traveling 48 mph. Train A passes the station at 7:15 a.m. If train B passes the same station at 7:45 a.m.,at what time will train B catch up to train A?Answer by checkley77(12569)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!D=RT D=40T FOR THE A TRAIN. D=48(T-.5) FOR THE B TRAIN. BECAUSE THE DISTANCES ARE EQUAL WE SET THE 2 EQUATIONS EQUAL 40T=48(T-.5) 40T=48T-24 40T-48T=-24 8T=24 T=24/8 T=3 HOURS AFTER TRAIN A LEAVES THE STATION, TRAIN B WILL CATCH TRAIN A. PROOF: 40*3=48(3-.5) 120=48*2.5 120=120