##### Is there a formula for finding the time between train stations in a word problem?

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If the average speed of a train between two stations is 30 miles per hour and the stations are 1/2 mile part, the time it takes the train to travel from one station to the other is?

Jun 6th, 2015

Speed = 30 miles per hour

Distance = 1/2 mile

The formula for speed is

$Speed = \frac{Distance}{Time}$

But we need to find time. So rearranging the formula

$Time= \frac{Distance}{Speed}$

Jun 6th, 2015

$Time= \frac{1/2}{30}\\ \\ Time= \frac{1}{2\times30}\\ \\ Time= \frac{1}{60}\hspace{5}hour\\$

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