# here's an easy one

red king richie
Posers and Puzzles 23 Apr '05 17:38
1. 23 Apr '05 17:38
if a train is goind from the east coast of united states to the west coast at 80 mph, and a train is going from the west coast to the east coast at 90 mph, when they meet wich one will be closer to the west coast?
2. 23 Apr '05 18:20
All passengers on the one coming from the west coast would be closer to the west coast than any passenger on the other train ðŸ˜‰
3. 23 Apr '05 19:18
no, its a bit more obvious than that. you're thinking too much. lol try again
4. 23 Apr '05 19:59
Originally posted by red king richie
no, its a bit more obvious than that. you're thinking too much. lol try again
5. 23 Apr '05 20:21
Originally posted by Mephisto2
nope
6. 23 Apr '05 20:331 edit
Err, well if it's a more obvious answer, then when they meet they'll be the same distance from the West Coast.

(Given that a train isn't a point source...)
7. 23 Apr '05 21:37
Originally posted by PawnCurry
Err, well if it's a more obvious answer, then when they meet they'll be the same distance from the West Coast.

(Given that a train isn't a point source...)
you got it.
8. 23 Apr '05 21:38
Originally posted by Mephisto2
All passengers on the one coming from the west coast would be closer to the west coast than any passenger on the other train ðŸ˜‰
he is saying that the train coming from the west is gonna be closer.
9. 23 Apr '05 22:14
Originally posted by red king richie
he is saying that the train coming from the west is gonna be closer.
lol. you are really funny
10. Bowmann
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24 Apr '05 01:55
Originally posted by Mephisto2
All passengers on the one coming from the west coast would be closer to the west coast than any passenger on the other train ðŸ˜‰
11. 24 Apr '05 02:46
Originally posted by Mephisto2
lol. you are really funny
im getting confused on my own riddle.lol
12. 24 Apr '05 07:22
Originally posted by Bowmann
Assume a single track. When & where the two trains meet, their head bumpers are by definition at the same distance from the west coast. The passengers are all BEHIND the front bumper. That means that those sitting on the train coming from the west coast ..... etc.....
13. 24 Apr '05 17:48
Originally posted by Mephisto2
Assume a single track. When & where the two trains meet, their head bumpers are by definition at the same distance from the west coast. The passengers are all BEHIND the front bumper. That means that those sitting on the train coming from the west coast ..... etc.....
ok you're making this harder than it really is. the answer can be whatever you want it to be, i dont care anymore. lol
14. 24 Apr '05 18:352 edits
Originally posted by red king richie
ok you're making this harder than it really is. lol
Yeah, who said the train had passengers, anyway? lol
15. Bowmann
Non-Subscriber
24 Apr '05 19:02
Originally posted by Mephisto2
Assume a single track. When & where the two trains meet, their head bumpers are by definition at the same distance from the west coast. The passengers are all BEHIND the front bumper. That means that those sitting on the train coming from the west coast ..... etc.....
Still don't follow. Perhaps you're on the wrong track.