A train traveling at 30 miles per hour reaches a tunnel which is 9 times as long as the train. If the train takes 2 minutes to completely clear the tunnel ,how long is the train?(1 mile=5280 feet)

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- October 20th 2008, 06:56 PMfrigidmarslenght of train?
A train traveling at 30 miles per hour reaches a tunnel which is 9 times as long as the train. If the train takes 2 minutes to completely clear the tunnel ,how long is the train?(1 mile=5280 feet)

- October 20th 2008, 07:58 PMSoroban
Hello, frigidmars!

Did you make a sketch?

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A train traveling at 30 mph reaches a tunnel which is 9 times as long as the train.

If the train takes 2 minutes to completely clear the tunnel, how long is the train?

Code:`: - L - : - - - - -9L - - - - - : - L - :`

*-------*-----------------------*-------*

| Train | Tunnel | Train |

*-------*-----------------------*-------*

A - - - - - - 10L - - - - - - - B

The length of the train is feet.

The length of the tunnel is feet.

. . The train is moving from left to right.

The train enters the tunnel with its front at

When the train is clear of the tunnel, its front is at

. . It has traveled feet.

Its speed is: .30 miles/hour = 2640 feet/minute.

Using: . , we have: .

. . Hence: .

Therefore, the train is 528 feet long.