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100 points for $49 worth of Veritas practice GMATs FREE VERITAS PRACTICE GMAT EXAMS Earn 10 Points Per Post Earn 10 Points Per Thanks Earn 10 Points Per Upvote ## Train A and Train B began traveling towards each other from tagged by: AAPL ##### This topic has 2 expert replies and 0 member replies ### Top Member ## Train A and Train B began traveling towards each other from ## Timer 00:00 ## Your Answer A B C D E ## Global Stats Difficult Veritas Prep Train A and Train B began traveling towards each other from opposite ends of a 500-mile long track at 1:00 PM. If Train A traveled at 35 miles per hour and Train B traveled at 25 miles per hour, at what time did the trains meet? A. 5:40 PM B. 6:00 PM C. 7:20 PM D. 8:00 PM E. 9:20 PM OA E ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 08 Dec 2008 Posted: 12982 messages Followed by: 1249 members Upvotes: 5254 GMAT Score: 770 AAPL wrote: Train A and Train B began traveling towards each other from opposite ends of a 500-mile long track at 1:00 PM. If Train A traveled at 35 miles per hour and Train B traveled at 25 miles per hour, at what time did the trains meet? A. 5:40 PM B. 6:00 PM C. 7:20 PM D. 8:00 PM E. 9:20 PM This is a SHRINKING GAP question. Train A traveled at 35 miles per hour and Train B traveled at 25 miles per hour, 35 mph + 25 mph = 60 mph So, the gap CLOSES at a rate of 60 mph Train A and Train B began traveling towards each other from opposite ends of a 500-mile long track at 1:00 PM We need to reduce the gap from 500 miles to 0 miles In other words, we must close the gap a total of 500 miles At what time did the trains meet? time = distance/rate = 500 miles/60 mph = 50/6 = 25/3 = 8 1/3 hours = 8 hours and 20 minutes So, if the trains started at 1:00 pm, then the time the trains MET = 1:00 pm + (8 hours and 20 minutes) = 9:20 pm Answer: E Cheers, Brent _________________ Brent Hanneson â€“ Creator of GMATPrepNow.com Use my video course along with Sign up for free Question of the Day emails And check out all of these free resources GMAT Prep Now's comprehensive video course can be used in conjunction with Beat The GMATâ€™s FREE 60-Day Study Guide and reach your target score in 2 months! ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 25 Apr 2015 Posted: 2801 messages Followed by: 18 members Upvotes: 43 AAPL wrote: Veritas Prep Train A and Train B began traveling towards each other from opposite ends of a 500-mile long track at 1:00 PM. If Train A traveled at 35 miles per hour and Train B traveled at 25 miles per hour, at what time did the trains meet? A. 5:40 PM B. 6:00 PM C. 7:20 PM D. 8:00 PM E. 9:20 PM OA E We are given that Trains A and B traveled toward each other at 1 p.m. and that Train A traveled at 35 miles per hour and Train B traveled at 25 miles per hour. We are also given that they started 500 miles apart. We can let the time of each train = t hours. Thus, the distance of Train A is 35t and the distance of Train B is 25t. Letâ€™s create the following equation to determine t: distance of Train A + distance of Train B = total distance 35t + 25t = 500 60t = 500 t = 500/60 = 50/6 = 25/3 = 8 â…" hours = 8 hours and 20 minutes. Thus, the trains met at 1 p.m. + 8 hours and 20 minutes = 9:20 p.m. Alternate Solution: Since the trains are moving towards each other, the distance between the two trains will decrease by 35 + 25 = 60 miles each hour. Since they were 500 miles apart, it will take them 500/60 = 25/3 = 8 1/3 hours or, 8 hours 20 minutes to meet. Thus, the trains meet at 1 p.m. + 8 hours and 20 minutes = 9:20 p.m. Answer: E _________________ Scott Woodbury-Stewart Founder and CEO scott@targettestprep.com See why Target Test Prep is rated 5 out of 5 stars on BEAT the GMAT. Read our reviews • Get 300+ Practice Questions 25 Video lessons and 6 Webinars for FREE Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Free Trial & Practice Exam BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Magoosh Study with Magoosh GMAT prep Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • FREE GMAT Exam Know how you'd score today for$0

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