SOLUTION: Freight train A goes from point A to point B at 40 miles per hour. Freight train B takes 2 hours longer to go from point A to point B because it only goes 30 miles an hour. What

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Travel Word Problems Question 316664: Freight train A goes from point A to point B at 40 miles per hour. Freight train B takes 2 hours longer to go from point A to point B because it only goes 30 miles an hour. What is the distance from point A to point B?Answer by stanbon(57239)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Freight train A goes from point A to point B at 40 miles per hour. distance = x miles ; rate = 40 mph ; time = x/40 hrs. ------------------------------------------------------------ Freight train B takes 2 hours longer to go from point A to point B because it only goes 30 miles an hour. distance = x miles ; rate = 30 mph ; time = x/30 hrs --------------------------------------------- What is the distance from point A to point B? Equation: slower train - faster train = 2 hrs x/30 - x/40 = 2 hrs 40x - 30x = 2*40*30 10x = 2*40*30 x = 240 miles ==================== Cheers, Stan H. ==================== ----------------------------