# Two trains, each having a speed of 24 km/h, are headed at each other on the same straight track. A bird that can fly 48 km/h flies off the front of one train when they are 48 km apart and heads directly for the other train ?

##### 1 Answer

Sep 8, 2015

The bird travels 32 km until it meets the other train.

#### Explanation:

The speed of the train carrying the bird is irrelevant.

Once the bird leaves the train, it can fly at only 48 km/h.

The bird and the train will be travelling for the same time until they meet.

Since

Let

Since

**(1)**

**(2)**

Substitute Equation (1) into Equation (2):