# An express train travels 80 kilometers per hour from Ironton to Wildwood. A local train, traveling at 48 kilometers per hour, takes 2 hours longer for the same trip. How far apart are Ironton and Wildwood?

An express train travels 80 kilometers per hour from Ironton to Wildwood. A local train, traveling at 48 kilometers per hour, takes 2 hours longer for the same trip. How far apart are Ironton and Wildwood?
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Edward Chase
$s=\frac{d}{t}$
$s×t=d$
Since the distance is equal, we can state the following, where x is the time in hours the express train takes.
$48\left(x+2\right)=80x$
$48x+96=80x$
$96=32x$
$3=x$
It takes 3 hours to make the trip.
$80×3=240$
The distance is 240 kilometers.