Problems on Trains – General Questions

1. 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 meters
B. 180 meters
C. 324 meters
D. 150 meters

Correct Answer: D. 150 meters

Answer Explanation:

the length of the train is

2. 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

Correct Answer: B. 50 km/hr

Answer Explanation:

The speed of the train is

3. The length of the bridge, which a train 130 meters long and traveling at 45 km/hr can cross in 30 seconds, is:

A. 200 m
B. 225 m
C. 245 m
D. 250 m

Correct Answer: C. 245 m

Answer Explanation:

The length of the bridge is

4. 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 : 2
C. 3 : 4
D. None of these

Correct Answer: B. 3 : 2

Answer Explanation:

Let the speeds of the two trains be x m/sec and y m/sec respectively.

Then, the length of the first train = 27x meters,

and the length of the second train = 17y meters.

The ratio of their speeds is

5. 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
D. None of these

Correct Answer: B. 240 m

Answer Explanation:

the length of the platform is

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