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A train traveling at a speed of 81 mph overtakes a freight train

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A train traveling at a speed of 81 mph overtakes a freight train traveling at a speed of 45 mph in 3 minutes. If the length of the train is 1100 meters, what is the length of the freight train?

A. 1100
B. 1440
C. 1780
D. 1880
E. 2880
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New post 13 Mar 2020, 19:53
Evo23 . It will be great if you mention the conversions also. Every different unit measurement is used in this question
metres, miles minutes, second. I personally dont think such calculation heavy questions are asked in GMAT. If they are proper conversions are mentioned
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Evo23 wrote:
A train traveling at a speed of 81 mph overtakes a freight train traveling at a speed of 45 mph in 3 minutes. If the length of the train is 1100 meters, what is the length of the freight train?

A. 1100
B. 1440
C. 1780
D. 1880
E. 2880


relative speed of train = (81-45) = 36 mph = \(\frac{36*1.6*1000}{60}\)meters per minute = 960 mpm

train overtakes the freight train in 3 minutes,distance traveled by the train with the relative speed in 3 minutes will be length of train + length of freight train.

Length of train + 1100 = 960*3
length of train = 2880 - 1100 = 1780
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Ah..i was wondering why my answer wasn't showing up.
It had meters and miles..
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