Question

A commuter train leaves the Metro transit station at precisely 10:00 AM. You intend to board the same train at the next stop in Whistleville, located 14 miles away from the Metro transit station. The average speed of the commuter train is 35 mph. It takes you five minutes to walk from your apartment to the platform in Whistleville. What time should you leave the apartment in order to arrive at the platform at the same time as the train? Show all of your work in the space below to receive full credit.

Answer #1

Given :-

train starting point at metro station = 10 AM

distance between metro station amd whistvilla = 14 miles

average speed = 35 mph

time requird to move from apartment to platform in whistvilla = 5 mintues

v = d/t

t = d/v

t = 14 miles / 35 mph

t = 2/5 hours or 0.4 hours

t = 0.4 h x 60 = 24 minutes

so it takes 24 minutes for the train to travel form metro station ro whistvilla

train started at 10 AM at metro transitt station so that train reaches the whist villa after the travel of 24 minutes so it reaches at 10:24 Am

for you to reach the platform at whistville at exact time of 10.24 AM you need to start at your appartment 5 min before this time

Ans :- 10.24 AM - 5 mintues = 10.19 AM

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