# SOLUTION: A train travelingat 50 mph leaves for a certain town. After 2 hours, a van traveling at 60 mph leaves for the same town and arrives at the same time as the train. If both the trai

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 Question 453237: A train travelingat 50 mph leaves for a certain town. After 2 hours, a van traveling at 60 mph leaves for the same town and arrives at the same time as the train. If both the train and the van traveled in a straight line, how far is the town from where they started? Answer by lwsshak3(6519)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!A train travelingat 50 mph leaves for a certain town. After 2 hours, a van traveling at 60 mph leaves for the same town and arrives at the same time as the train. If both the train and the van traveled in a straight line, how far is the town from where they started? .. let x=time of travel for train x-2 =time of travel for van distance=speed*time of travel (same for train and van) 50x=60(x-2 50x=60x-120 10x=120 x=12 hours distance=50*12=60(12-2)=600 miles ans: The town is 600 miles from where they started.