**Smart Tips for**** Problem on Trains for Bank PO**

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**Problems on Trains**

→ Problem based on trains are same as related to Speed, time and distance and their some concept are applicable to these problems.

**→ Some basic rules based on trains-**

→ These are two methods of converting km/hr into m/s and m/s to km/hr respectively.

*** Rule 2:-**

The distance covered by train in passing a pole or a standing man is equal to the length of train.

**Ex:-**A train passes a pole of 120 m. What is the length of the train?

length of pole = 120 m

∴ length of train = 120 m

*** Rule 3:-**

If two trains are moving in the same direction, then their relative speed is the difference of speed of both trains.

**Ex.-**Two trains moving in the same direction with speeds 45 km/hr and 39 km/hr respectively, then find their relative speed?

∴ Relative speed = 45-35

= 10 km/hr

*** Rule 4:-**

If two trains are moving in the opposite direction, then their relative speed is equal to the sum of the speeds of both the trains.

**Ex.-**Two trains moving in the opposite direction with speed 54 km/hr and 36 km/hr respectively, then find their relative speed?

∴ Relative speed = 54+36

= 90 km/hr

*** Rule 5:-**

If a train passes a platform, bridge, etc. have some length, then distance covered by trains is equal to the sum of lengths of the train and that particular object.

**Ex.-**A 150 m long train passes a platform of length 100 m. Find the distance covered by train in passing the platform?

Length of train = 150 m

And length of platform = 100 m

∴ Total distance covered = 150 + 100

= 250 m

*** Rule 6:-**

If two trains of length a and b are moving in opposite directions with speeds of x and y respectively, then the time taken by trains to cross each other is equal to

**Ex.-**Two train of length 160 m and 180 m are moving in the opposite direction with 9 m/s and 8 m/s respectively. Find the time taken by the trains to cross each other?

Here a = 160 m, b = 180 m, x = 9 m/s, y = 8 m/s

*** Rule 7:-**

If two trains of length a and b are moving in the same direction, with speeds x and y respectively, then the time taken to cross each other is equal to

**Ex.-**Two trains of length 170 m and 150 m are moving in the same direction with 24 m/s and 8 m/s respectively. Find the time taken by faster train to cross slower train?

Here, a = 170 m, b = 150 m, x = 24m/s, y = 8 m/s

*** Rule 8:-**

If two train starts at the same time from x and y towards each other and after crossing each other, they took t1 and t2 time in reaching y and x respectively, then

**Ex.-**Two train starts at the same time from P and Q towards each other and after crossing, they take 36 hr and 16 hr in reaching Q and P respectively. Find the ratio of the speed of 1st train to 2nd train?

*** Some important types of question-related to the problem of trains are the following: –**

*** Type I:-**

If two trains leave x and y at time t1 and t2 and travel with speed L and M respectively, then distanced from x, where two trains meet is

**Ex.-**Two trains leave Vadodara for Delhi at 9: 00 am and 9: 30 am respectively and travel at 120 km/hr and 90 km/hr respectively. How many km from Vadodara will the two trains meet?

**Faster approach:-**

**Type 2 : –**

If two train

**x**and**y**starts from point**A**and**B**towards**B**and**A**respectively and after passing each other, they take t1 and t2 time to reach**B**and**A**respectively while the speed of train**x**is given as**L**, then**Ex.-**Two trains x and y leave from Ahmedabad and Kolkata towards Kolkata and Ahmedabad respectively and after crossing each other, they take 25 hrs and 16 hrs respectively, while the speed of train x is 40 km/hr. Find the speed of train Y?

**→Faster approach:-**

**Type – 3:-**

Without any stoppage, a train travels at an average speed of x, and with stoppage, it covers the same distance at an average speed of y, then

**Ex.-**Without stoppage, a train travels at an average speed of 72 km/hr and with some stoppage, it travels at an average speed of 60 km/hr. Find how many minutes, does train stops per hr?

**Faster approach:-**

*** Type 4:-**

If two trains of equal lengths and different speeds take t1 and t2 time to cross a pole, then time taken by them to cross each other is

**Ex)**Two train is of equal length take 6 sec and 8 sec respectively to cross a pole. If these trains are moving in same direction, then how much time they will take to cross each other?

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