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# 1- Two trains are moving in opposite directions at 60 km/hr and 90 km/hr.

Their lengths
are 1.10 km and 0.9 km respectively. The time taken by the slower train to cross the
faster train in seconds is:

A.48 sec

B.52 sec

C.58 sec

D.66 sec

E.None of these
Explanation
-

Relative

[150 x

Distance

5/18]

covered

sped
m/sec

(1.10

=
=

0.9)

(60

90)

km/hr

[125

3]

m/sec.

km

km

2000

m.

## Required time = [2000 x 3/125] sec = 48 sec.

2- Two trains 140 m and 160 m long run at the speed fo 60 k/hr and 40 km/hr
respectively in opposite directions on parallel tracks. The time (in seconds) which they
take to cross each other, is:

A.7 sec

B.8.6 sec

C.10.8 sec

D.11 sec

E.None of these
Explanation Relative speed = (60 + 40) km/hr = [100 x 5/18] m/sec

[250/9]

m/sec.

## Distance covered in crossing each other = (140 + 160) m = 300 m.

Required

time

[300 x

9/250]

sec

54/5

sec

= 10.8 sec.
3- A 270 metres long train running at the speed of 120 kmph crosses another train
running in opposite direction at the speed of 80 kmph in 9 seconds. What is the length of
the other train?

A.190

B.200

C.225

D.230

E.None of these
Explanation
[200 x
Let

the

Relative

speed

5/18]

m/sec

length

Then,

of
+

the

(120

=
other

270

[500/9]
tain

80)

m/sec.

be

270

km/hr

metres.
500/9

500

x = 230.
4- Two trains of equal length are running on parallel lines in the same direction at 46
km/hr and 36 km/hr. The faster train passes the slower train in 36 seconds. The length of
each train is:

A.45

B.50

C.60

D.80

E.None of these
Explanation
Let
Then,

the

distance

length

of

covered

each

tain
=

be
2x

metres.
metres.

Relaive speed = (46 - 36) km/hr = [10 x 5/18] m/sec = [25/9] m/sec.

2x/36

25/9

2x

100

x = 50.
5- A train 125 m long passes a man, running at 5 kmph in the same direction in which
the train is going, in 10 seconds. The speed of the train is:

A.38 km/hr

B.40 km/hr

C.44 km/hr

D.50 km/hr

E.None of these
Explanation - Speed of the train relative to man = [125/10] m/sec = [25/2] m/sec.
=

[25/2 x

Let

the

Then,

18/5]
speed

relative

of
speed

km/hr
the

45

train

(x

be
-

km/hr.
x

5)

kmph.
kmph.

x - 5 = 45 or x = 50 kmph.
6- A jogger running at 9 kmph alongside a railway track in 240 metres ahead of the
engine of a 120 metres long train running at 45 kmph in the same direction. In how much
time will the train pass the jogger?

A.3.6 sec

B.18 sec

C.36 sec

D.72 sec

E.None of these
Explanation - Speed of train relative to jogger = (45 - 9) km/hr = 36 km/hr
5
= 36 x

18

m/sec

10

m/sec.

## Distance to be covered = (240 + 120) m = 360 m

Time taken =

360

sec= 36 sec.

10

7- 270 metres long train running at the speed of 120 kmph crosses another train running
in opposite direction at the speed of 80 kmph in 9 seconds. What is the length of the
other train?

A.230 m

B.240 m

C.260 m

D.320 m

E.None of these
Explanation - Relative speed = (120 + 80) km/hr
= 200 x

m/sec

18
=

500

m/sec.

Let
Then,

the

length

of

the

other

train

be x metres.

x + 270 500
=
9
9

x+

270

500

x = 230.
8- A goods train runs at the speed of 72 kmph and crosses a 250 m long platform in 26
seconds. What is the length of the goods train?

A.230 m

B.240 m

C.260 m

D.270 m

E.None of these
Explanation Speed =

72
x

m/sec = 20 m/sec.

18

Time
Let

=
the

Then,x + 250= 20

length

26
of

the

sec.
train

be x metres.

26

x+

250

520

x = 270.
9- Two trains, each 100 m long, moving in opposite directions, cross each other in 8
seconds. If one is moving twice as fast the other, then the speed of the faster train is:

A.30 km/hr

B.45 km/hr

C.60 km/hr

D.75 km/hr

E.None of these
Explanation
- Let

the

speed

Then,

of

the

speed

Relative

speed

(100 + 100)
8

(x +

of

the

slower

train

be x m/sec.

faster

train

2x m/sec.

2x)

m/sec

3x m/sec.

=
3x

24x =

200

25
x=

## So, speed of the faster train =

50
=

m/sec

18
x

50

km/hr

= 60 km/hr.
10- Two trains 140 m and 160 m long run at the speed of 60 km/hr and 40 km/hr
respectively in opposite directions on parallel tracks. The time (in seconds) which they
take to cross each other, is:

A.9

B.9.6

C.10

D.10.8

E.None of these
Explanation Relative speed = (60 + 40) km/hr = 100 x

m/sec =

18

250

m/sec.

## Distance covered in crossing each other = (140 + 160) m = 300 m.

9
Required time = 300 x

250

54
sec=

## sec = 10.8 sec.

11- A train 110 metres long is running with a speed of 60 kmph. In what time will it pass a
man who is running at 6 kmph in the direction opposite to that in which the train is
going?

A.5 sec

B.6 sec

C.7 sec

D.10 sec

E.None of these
Explanation - Speed of train relative to man = (60 + 6) km/hr = 66 km/hr.
=
=

66
x
55

5
18

m/sec

m/sec.

## Time taken to pass the man = 110 x

55

sec = 6 sec.

12- A train travelling at a speed of 75 mph enters a tunnel 3 miles long. The train is mile
long. How long does it take for the train to pass through the tunnel from the moment the
front enters to the moment the rear emerges?

A.2.5 min

B.3 min

C.3.2 min

D.3.5 min

E.None of these

Explanation 7

## Total distance covered =

=

2
15

miles

4
miles.

4
15

Time taken=

hrs
4 x 75
1
=
hrs
20
1
=
x 60 min.
20
=3

13- A train 800 metres long is running at a speed of 78 km/hr. If it crosses a tunnel in 1
minute, then the length of the tunnel (in meters) is:

A.130

B.360

C.500

D.540

E.None of these
Explanation Speed =

78
x

m/sec=

18

Time

65

m/sec.

minute

60

seconds.

## Let the length of the tunnel be x metres.

Then,

800
+x
60

3(800

65
=
3

+ x)

3900

x = 500
14- A 300 metre long train crosses a platform in 39 seconds while it crosses a signal
pole in 18 seconds. What is the length of the platform?

A.320 m

B.350 m

C.650 m

E.None of these
Explanation Speed =

300

m/sec =

18

50

m/sec.

## Let the length of the platform be x metres.

Then,

x + 300 50
=
39
3

3(x +

300)

1950

x = 350 m
15- A train speeds past a pole in 15 seconds and a platform 100 m long in 25seconds.
Its length is:

A.50 m

B.150 m

C.200 m

E.None of these
Explanation - Let the length of the train be x metres and its speed by y m/sec.
x
Then, = 15
y

y=

15

x + 100 x
=
25
15

15(x +

100)

25x

15x +

1500

25x

1500

10x

x = 150 m
16- A train moves past a telegraph post and a bridge 264 m long in 8 seconds and 20
seconds respectively. What is the speed of the train?

A.69.5 km/hr

B.70 km/hr

C.79 km/hr

D.79.2 km/hr

E.None of these
Explanation - Let the length of the train be x metres and its speed by y m/sec.
x
Then,
Now,

=8
8y

y
x + 264
20

x=
=
y

8y +

264

20y

y = 22.
18
Speed = 22 m/sec = 22 x
km/hr = 79.2 km/hr.
5

17- How many seconds will a 500 metre long train take to cross a man walking with a
speed of 3 km/hr in the direction of the moving train if the speed of the train is 63 km/hr?

A.25

B.30

C.40

D.45

E.None of these
Explanation Speed of the train relative to man= (63 - 3) km/hr
= 60 km/hr
5
= 60 x m/sec
18
= 50 m/sec.

3
3
Time taken to pass the man

= 500 x

50

sec

= 30 sec.

18- A train running at the speed of 60 km/hr crosses a pole in 9 seconds. What is the
length of the train?

A.120 metres

B.150 metres

C.180 metres

D.324 metres

E.None of these
Explanation Speed=

60
x

5
18

50
m/sec=

m/sec.
50

## Length of the train = (Speed x Time) =

x 9 m = 150 m.

19- A train 125 m long passes a man, running at 5 km/hr in the same direction in which
the train is going, in 10 seconds. The speed of the train is:

A.45 km/hr

B.50 km/hr

C.54 km/hr

D.55 km/hr

E.None of these
Explanation Speed of the train relative to man =

125
10

25

m/sec.

2
= 25x18km/hr

m/sec

45

km/hr.

Let the speed of the train be x km/hr. Then, relative speed = (x - 5) km/hr.
x - 5 = 45
x = 50 km/hr.
20- The length of the bridge, which a train 130 metres long and travelling at 45 km/hr
can cross in 30 seconds, is:

A.200 m

B.225 m

C.245 m

D.250 m

E.None of these
Explanation 5
25
Speed = 45 x m/sec= m/sec.
18
2

Time

30

sec.

## Let the length of bridge be x metres.

Then,

130
+x

30

25
2

2(130

+ x)

750

x = 245 m.
21- Two trains running in opposite directions cross a man standing on the platform in 27
seconds and 17 seconds respectively and they cross each other in 23 seconds. The
ratio of their speeds is:

A.1 : 3

B.3 : 4

C.3 : 2

E.None of these

Answer - C (3 : 2)
Explanation - Let the speeds of the two trains be x m/sec and y m/sec respectively.
Then,

length

of

the

first

train

27x metres,

## and length of the second train = 17y metres.

27x +
17y

= 23

x+ y

27x +

17y =

23x +

23y

4x = 6y
x

3
= .
y 2

22- A train passes a station platform in 36 seconds and a man standing on the platform
in 20 seconds. If the speed of the train is 54 km/hr, what is the length of the platform?

A.120 m

B.240 m

C.300 m

E.None of these
Explanation 5
Speed = 54 x
m/sec = 15 m/sec.
18

Length

of

the

train

(15

20)m

300

m.

## Let the length of the platform be x metres.

x + 300
Then,

36

= 15

x+

300

540

x = 240 m.
23- A train 240 m long passes a pole in 24 seconds. How long will it take to pass a
platform 650 m long?

A.65 sec

B.89 sec

C.100 sec

D.150 sec

E.None of these
Explanation Speed =

240

m/sec = 10 m/sec.

24
Required time =

240 + 650

sec = 89 sec.

10

24- Two trains of equal length are running on parallel lines in the same direction at 46
km/hr and 36 km/hr. The faster train passes the slower train in 36 seconds. The length of
each train is:

A.50 m

B.72 m

C.80 m

D.82 m

E.None of these
Explanation
- Let
Then,

the

distance

length

of

covered

each

train
=

be x metres.
2x metres.

## Relative speed = (46 - 36) km/hr

5
= 10 x m/sec
18
=

25

m/sec

9
2
x

36

25
9

2x =
x = 50.

100

25- A train 360 m long is running at a speed of 45 km/hr. In what time will it pass a bridge
140 m long?

A.40 sec

B.42 sec

C.45 sec

D.48 sec

E.None of these
Explanation Formula for converting from km/hr to m/s: X km/hr = X x

m/s.

18
5
25
Therefore, Speed = 45 x m/sec= m/sec.
18
2

## Total distance to be covered = (360 + 140) m = 500 m.

Formula for finding Time =

Distance
Speed

Required time =

500 x 2

sec= 40 sec.

25

26- Two trains are moving in opposite directions @ 60 km/hr and 90 km/hr. Their lengths
are 1.10 km and 0.9 km respectively. The time taken by the slower train to cross the
faster train in seconds is:

A.36 sec

B.45 sec

C.48 sec

D.49 sec

E.None of these
Explanation - Relative speed = (60+ 90) km/hr
= 150 x

m/sec

18
=

125
3

m/sec.

## Distance covered = (1.10 + 0.9) km = 2 km = 2000 m.

3
Required time = 2000 x
sec = 48 sec.
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