This is a very famous question and most of the members are aware of this question. But this question has an error.
A train enters into a tunnel AB at A and exits at B. A jackal is sitting at O in another by passing tunnel AOB, which is connected to AB at A and B, where OA is perpendicular to OB. A cat is sitting at P inside the tunnel AB making the shortest possible distance between O and P, such that AO:PB = 30:32. When a train before entering into the tunnel AB makes a whistle (or siren) somewhere before A, the jackal and cat run towards A, they meet with accident (with the train) at the entrance A. Further if the CAT moves towards B instead of A it again meets with accident at the exit of the tunnel by the same train coming from the same direction.
(This problem has 4 questions attached to it, I am writing only question 2)
2) The ratio of speeds of jackal is to train is ?
We have deliberated much on this question and feel that the cat is wrongly typed in the text, which I have highlighted in the text in red and capital letters. We feel that it should be jackal instead of cat. Since the cat will never reach exit B and meet the train at B . Instead the cat will meet the train somewhere before B. Also the question (2) above assumes that the jackal will meet the train at exit B, which is no-where mentioned in the question.
So my question is whether it will be jackal or cat in the highlighted text. Please give advice and suggestions taking into account the context mentioned above. Please give explanations.