Problems on Trains - Quantitative Aptitude (MCQ) questions

1)   From P and Q, two trains start moving towards each other at the same time. Their speeds are 120 km/hr and 100 km/hr, respectively. When the two trains meet each other, one train has covered 40 km more than other train. Find the distance between P and Q?
- Published on 17 Mar 17

a. 180 kms
b. 260 kms
c. 220 kms
d. 440 kms
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: 440 kms

Explanation:
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2)   There are 2 trains P and Q moving in same direction. They are of equal length and cross a stationary pole in 5 seconds and 6 seconds respectively. In how much time would they cross each other?
- Published on 15 Mar 17

a. 30 seconds
b. 11 seconds
c. 60 seconds
d. 1 second
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: 60 seconds

Explanation:
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3)   A train having length 150 m passes a platform of 550 m length. The time taken for it is 56 seconds. In how much time will this train take to pass the platform of 250 m length?
- Published on 15 Mar 17

a. 32 seconds
b. 24 seconds
c. 28 seconds
d. 30 seconds
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: 32 seconds

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4)   A train travels between P and Q in 3 hours. When the speed of train is increased by 6 km/hr, then it covers the same distance in 2 hours. What is original speed of train? Also find the distance between P and Q?
- Published on 15 Mar 17

a. Distance = 48 km; Speed = 16 km/hr
b. Distance = 36 km; Speed = 12 km/hr
c. Distance = 51 km; Speed = 17 km/hr
d. Distance = 54 km; Speed = 18 km/hr
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Distance = 36 km; Speed = 12 km/hr

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5)   A train passes a stationary pole in 8 seconds. The train also passes a 200 m long bridge in 28 seconds. What is the length and the speed of the train?
- Published on 15 Mar 17

a. Length = 200m; Speed = 36 m/s
b. Length = 160m; Speed = 20 m/s
c. Length = 80m; Speed = 10 m/s
d. Length = 100m; Speed = 20 m/s
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Length = 80m; Speed = 10 m/s

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6)   Stations M and N are 276 km part. At the exact same time, a train starts from M and other from N towards N and M respectively. These trains meet after 12 hours. The train travelling from M to N is slower by 14 km/hr in comparison to the other train. What is speed of slower train?
- Published on 15 Mar 17

a. 5 km/hr
b. 13 km/hr
c. 7 km/hr
d. 4.5 km/hr
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: 4.5 km/hr

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7)   Two trains with lengths 126 m and 119 m respectively are moving towards each other. Their speeds are 12 m/s and 23 m/s, respectively. What will be the time needed by the trains to cross each other?
- Published on 15 Mar 17

a. 35 seconds
b. 11 seconds
c. 210 seconds
d. 7 seconds
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: 7 seconds

Explanation:
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8)   Stations A and B are 220 km apart. A train leaves towards station B with speed of 40 km/hr at 10 pm. Another train leaves towards station A from station B with speed of 50 km/hr at 11 pm. At what time both trains meet?
- Published on 10 Mar 17

a. 12 pm
b. 2 am
c. 1 am
d. 1 pm
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: 1 am

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9)   Two trains A and B are moving in the same direction. A has speed of 8 km/h and B has speed of 13 km/h. What is relative speed of B with respect to A?
- Published on 10 Mar 17

a. 2.5 km/hr
b. 5 km/hr
c. 21 km/hr
d. 10.5 km/hr
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: 5 km/hr

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10)   With stoppage, the speed of a train is 36 km/hr. However without stoppage, it is 40 km/hr. Find out for how many minutes does the train stop per hour?
- Published on 10 Mar 17

a. 6 minutes
b. 8 minutes
c. 10 minutes
d. 4 minutes
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: 6 minutes

Explanation:
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