How long will it take the train to travel through the tunnel?

By - Kaustubh Katdare • 11 months ago • 12.2k views

A 300 ft. train is traveling 300 ft. per minute must travel through a 300 ft. long tunnel. How long will it take the train to travel through the tunnel?

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  • Steve
    Steve Gracia

    To find out how long it takes for the train to travel through the tunnel, we need to consider the combined length of the train and the tunnel since the entire train must clear the tunnel.

    The train is 300 ft. long, and the tunnel is also 300 ft. long. Therefore, the combined length is 300 + 300 = 600 ft.

    The train is traveling at a speed of 300 ft. per minute. To calculate the time it takes to travel through the tunnel, we'll use the formula:

    Time = Distance / Speed

    Time = 600 ft. / 300 ft. per minute

    Time = 2 minutes

    So, it will take the train 2 minutes to travel through the 300 ft. long tunnel.

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