A train was traverling from north to south,at 1 hundred miles per hour,While a car was traverling ,from south to north,at the same speed at the same time,thier was a crossing,at the centre of thier journey,Which one got across??

+3  Views: 872 Answers: 8 Posted: 10 years ago
Colleen

Without knowing how far apart they were at the start, this can't be logically answered. For instance, the car could've been 100 miles from the crossing and the train, 1,000 miles away. If the speed of both was 100 mph, the car would've reached the crossing much sooner; it wouldn't matter what time.

hector5559

they were the same distant,from the crossing and the wind speed etc,were the same for both of them and they both stated at exsacly the same time ,ha,ha,thats got you,?????
Clonge

I gave it deeper thought after my first answer.You imply that both the train and car were travelling parallel (North-South, and South-North). Parallel lines never meet, thus, there would've been no collision between said car and train unless they were both traveling on the tracks or the road, if even possible.). Assuming no obstacles, both did.
hector5559

That was not quite the answer i was expecting,Clonge,ill have to look at my joke book again,

The tortoise he always gets there before the hare!

ROMOS

ThiTH ith not an animal Quethtion.
doolittle

it ith tho...
oxycat

what does that mean the speed is the same for both vehicles ?
doolittle

You know the old story of the tortoise and the hare....oxy it means nothing I was just being silly

I'm going with the train as well, because the "arm" would come down before either the car or the train got to the crossing.  The arm would prevent the car from continuing.  Of course, if the car didn't want to use the crossing, they would presumably get there at the same time.

mycatsmom

good job, PKB.
P.S. In train language, it's called the gate, not " the arm "
Bob/PKB

thanks mcm. :D

The train of course.The Hyundai would have broken down after the first 20 miles or so.

Bob/PKB

HEY! I drive a Hyundai and it hasn't broken down once..........yet.
Tommyh

Good luck Bob.LOL
Bob/PKB

humph!
Tommyh

I drove half way across America in a Hyundai.
It broke down in San Marcos,Texas.Houston Texas,Baton Rouge Louisianna,& Biloxi Missisippi.I finally convinced the rental company to give me a diiferent car.The battery kept going flat whenever it was left standing for an hour or more.They would send someone out to jump start it & tell me "Oh it'll be OK now".I got a Ford Focus next.No problems.

The Train(.Signal against car)

ickysires

sounds good to me.
hector5559

It was good,but the car driver got a nice cross,as his car was demolished,

a car

I don't know. I hate math. . . . . .especially story problems.

it seems that mass X ACCELERATION would give the train the best chance of crossing by passing through the car while reducing the car to component parts unless the car was composed of super dense material which would change its inertial mass since the speed has been predetermined.

hector5559

I THINK THE CAR WAS A VERY STRONG VOLVER,BUT NOT ANYMORE,THOUGH,

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