Problems on Trains - Quantitative Aptitude (MCQ) questions for Q. 21564

Q.  Two trains start at same time from two stations and proceed towards each other at the rate of 20 km/hr and 25 km/hr respectively. When they meet, it is found that one train has traveled 60 km more than the other. What is the distance between the two stations?
- Published on 06 May 16

a. 620 km
b. 540 km
c. 460 km
d. 720 km

ANSWER: 540 km
 
Let us assume that trains meet after 'x' hours
Distance = speed * Time
Distance traveled by two trains = 20x km and 25x km resp.
As one train travels 60 km more than the other,
25x – 20x = 60
5x = 60
x = 12 hours
As the two trains are moving towards each other, relative speed = 20 + 25 = 45 km/hr
Therefore, total distance = 45*12 = 540 km.

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