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?

sombereki51 2022-09-27 Answered
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
Answered 2022-09-28 Author has 10 answers
s = 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 ( x + 2 ) = 80 x
48 x + 96 = 80 x
96 = 32 x
3 = x
It takes 3 hours to make the trip.
80 × 3 = 240
The distance is 240 kilometers.
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