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

 Mathematics Tutor: None Selected Time limit: 1 Day

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

Thank you for the opportunity to help you with your question!

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

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

Please let me know if you need any clarification. I'm always happy to answer your questions.
Jun 6th, 2015

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

--------------------------------------------------

Jun 6th, 2015

...
Jun 6th, 2015
...
Jun 6th, 2015
Dec 8th, 2016
check_circle
Mark as Final Answer
check_circle
Unmark as Final Answer
check_circle