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# Abdul travelled 300 km by train and 200 km by taxi, it took him 5 hours 30 minutes. But it he travels 260 km by train and 240 km by taxi he takes 6 minutes longer. Find the speed of the train and that of the taxi.

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This question is taken from linear equations in two variables in which we have to find the speed of the train and the taxi if a person took 5 hrs 30 mins travel a distance of 300 km by train and 200 km by taxi and it took longer time if it travels 260 km by train and 240 km by taxi.

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RS Aggarwal, Class 10, chapter 3E, question no 33

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1. ## Let, the speed of trainÂ =xÂ km/h and the speed of the taxiÂ =yÂ km/h.

Now usingÂ Â time=distanceâ€‹/speed, we get,
300/x â€‹+ 200/yâ€‹=11â€‹/2Â  Â  Â ………..(1) and
260/x â€‹+ 240/y â€‹= 5+ 36/60 â€‹= 5+ 3/5â€‹=28/5â€‹Â  Â  Â ……….(2)
Let,Â x1â€‹Â =mÂ andÂ y1â€‹Â =nÂ then,
600m+400n=11Â  Â  ……….(3)
1300m+1200n=28Â  Â  ………(4)

Now, equationÂ (3)Ã—3âˆ’Â equationÂ (4)Ã—4Â we get,

500m=5
â‡’m=1/100â€‹
â‡’x=100Â km/h.
Putting the value ofÂ mÂ in equation (3) we get,
n=5/400â€‹=1/80â€‹
â‡’y=80Â km/h.
Speed of train =100Â km/h.
Speed of taxi =80Â km/h.

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