Speed, Time and Distance


  1. Two trains 125 metres and 115 metres in length, are running towards each other on parallel lines, one at the rate of 33 km/hr and the other at 39 km/hr. How much time (in seconds) will they take to pass each other from the moment they meet ?
    1. 8
    2. 10
    3. 12
    4. 15

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    Relative speed
    = (33 + 39) kmph
    = 72 kmph

    =
    72 × 5
    m/sec.
    18

    = 20 m/sec.
    ∴   Time taken in crossing =
    Length of both trains
    Relative speed

    =
    125 + 115
    =
    240
    2020

    = 12 seconds

    Correct Option: C

    Relative speed
    = (33 + 39) kmph
    = 72 kmph

    =
    72 × 5
    m/sec.
    18

    = 20 m/sec.
    ∴   Time taken in crossing =
    Length of both trains
    Relative speed

    =
    125 + 115
    =
    240
    2020

    = 12 seconds


  1. A goods train starts running from a place at 1 P.M. at the rate of 18 km/hour. Another goods train starts from the same place at 3 P.M. in the same direction and overtakes the first train at 9 P.M. The speed of the second train in km/hr is
    1. 24
    2. 30
    3. 15
    4. 18

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    Distance covered by the first goods train in 8 hours = Distance covered by the second goods train in 6 hours.
    ⇒  18 × 8 = 6 × x

    ⇒  x =
    18 × 8
    = 24 kmph
    6

    Correct Option: A

    Distance covered by the first goods train in 8 hours = Distance covered by the second goods train in 6 hours.
    ⇒  18 × 8 = 6 × x

    ⇒  x =
    18 × 8
    = 24 kmph
    6



  1. Two trains, 80 metres and 120 metres long, are running at the speed of 25 km/hr and 35 km/hr respectively in the same direction on parallel tracks. How many seconds will they take to pass each other ?
    1. 48
    2. 64
    3. 70
    4. 72

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    Relative speed = 35 – 25 = 10 kmph

    =
    10 × 5
    m/sec.
    18

    Total length = 80 + 120 = 200 metres
    ∴   Required time =
    Sum of the lengths of trains
    Relative speed

    =
    200
    10 × 5
    18

    =
    200 × 18
    = 72 seconds
    10 × 5

    Correct Option: D

    Relative speed = 35 – 25 = 10 kmph

    =
    10 × 5
    m/sec.
    18

    Total length = 80 + 120 = 200 metres
    ∴   Required time =
    Sum of the lengths of trains
    Relative speed

    =
    200
    10 × 5
    18

    =
    200 × 18
    = 72 seconds
    10 × 5


  1. Two trains, of same length, are running on parallel tracks in the same direction with speed 60 km/hour and 90 km/hour respectively. The latter completely crosses the former in 30 seconds. The length of each train (in metres) is
    1. 125
    2. 150
    3. 100
    4. 115

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    When two trains cross each other, they cover distance equal to the sum of their length with relative speed.
    Let length of each train = x metre
    Relative speed = 90 – 60
    = 30 kmph

    =
    30 × 5
    m/sec.
    18

    =
    25
    m/sec.
    3

    ∴ 
    2x
    = 30
    25
    3

    ⇒  2x =
    30 × 25
    3

    ⇒  2x = 250
    ⇒  x = 125 metres

    Correct Option: A

    When two trains cross each other, they cover distance equal to the sum of their length with relative speed.
    Let length of each train = x metre
    Relative speed = 90 – 60
    = 30 kmph

    =
    30 × 5
    m/sec.
    18

    =
    25
    m/sec.
    3

    ∴ 
    2x
    = 30
    25
    3

    ⇒  2x =
    30 × 25
    3

    ⇒  2x = 250
    ⇒  x = 125 metres



  1. Two trains 180 metres and 120 metres in length are running towards each other on parallel tracks, one at the rate 65 km/hour and another at 55 km/hour. In how many seconds will they be clear of each other from the moment they meet ?
    1. 6
    2. 9
    3. 12
    4. 15

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    Required time =
    Sum of the lengths of trains
    Relative speed

    Relative speed = 65 + 55
    = 120 kmph
    Required time =
    180 + 120
    120 × 5
    18

    =
    300 × 18
    = 9 seconds
    120 × 5

    Correct Option: B

    Required time =
    Sum of the lengths of trains
    Relative speed

    Relative speed = 65 + 55
    = 120 kmph
    Required time =
    180 + 120
    120 × 5
    18

    =
    300 × 18
    = 9 seconds
    120 × 5