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Puzzle – A LITTLE TRAIN PUZZLE

Last Updated : 03 Mar, 2023
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A nonstop express going sixty miles an hour starts from Bustletown for Ironchester, and another nonstop express going forty miles an hour starts at the same time from Ironchester for Bustletown
How far apart are they exactly an hour before they meet?
Because the two stations cannot be found on any map or gazetteer, we cannot state the distance between them, so we will just assume that it is more than 250 miles. 

Puzzle – A Little train puzzle

Solution: There is no necessity for any algebraic work in the solution of this problem, nor do we need to know the distance between the two stations. Wherever they meet, just send the two trains back for an hour’s journey at their respective rates. One will obviously go 60 miles and the other 40 miles, so they were 100 miles (60 added to 40) apart an hour before they met!

A Little train puzzle – solution


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