# SOLUTION: A man travels 370 KM partly by train and partly by car. If he covers 250 KM by train and the rest by car. it takes him 4 Hours. But if he travels 130 KM by train and rest by car.

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 Question 535570: A man travels 370 KM partly by train and partly by car. If he covers 250 KM by train and the rest by car. it takes him 4 Hours. But if he travels 130 KM by train and rest by car. he taken 18 minut longer. Find the speed of the train and that of the car.Found 2 solutions by mananth, MathTherapy:Answer by mananth(12270)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! 250/x + 120/y =4 substitue 1/x with a & 1/y with b 250a+120b=4 130/x + 140/y = 4.3 130a+140b=4.3 250 a + 120 b = 4 .............1 130 a + 140 b = 4.3 .............2 Eliminate y multiply (1)by -7 Multiply (2) by 6 -1750 a -840 b = -28 780 a + 840 b = 25.8 Add the two equations -970 a = -2.2 / -970 a = 0.00227 plug value of a in (1) 250 a + 120 b = 4 0.57 + 120 b = 4 120 b = 4 -0.57 120 b = 3.43 b = 0.02861 x=1/a= 1/0.00227= 440 km/h-------------Train y=1/b=1/0.02861= 35 km/h-------------- Car CHECK 130/440 +140/35= 4.3 hours m.ananth@hotmail.ca Answer by MathTherapy(1422)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!A man travels 370 KM partly by train and partly by car. If he covers 250 KM by train and the rest by car. it takes him 4 Hours. But if he travels 130 KM by train and rest by car. he taken 18 minut longer. Find the speed of the train and that of the car. Let the speed of train and car be and , respectively Since he covered 250 km out of 370 km by train, then he travels 120 (370 – 250) km by car. Therefore, we have: , since the total journey took 4 hours If he had covered 130 km out of 370 km by train, then he would’ve traveled 240 (370 – 130) km by car. Therefore, we have: , since the total journey took 18 mins more We now have: -------- eq (i) -------- eq (ii) ----- Multiplying eq (i) by LCD, ------ eq (iii) ---- Multiplying eq (ii) by LCD, --- eq (iv) ------ Multiplying eq (iii) by – 2 ------- eq (v) ------ Adding eqs (iv) & (v) ------ Factoring out , or speed of train = , or km/h ------ Substituting 100 for in eq (i) ----- Cross-multiplying , or speed of car = , or km/h ------- Check ------- 2.5 + 1.5 = 4 4 = 4 (TRUE) -------- eq (ii) 1.3 + 3 = 4.3 4.3 = 4.3 (TRUE) Send comments and “thank-yous” to “D” at MathMadEzy@aol.com