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# Word Problems/Speed Word problems

Question
A boy leaves Arizona at 11:20am and travels by train to New York at 72km/h. He spends 2 hours in New York and then returns to Arizona by bus at 40km/h and at 15:15am. How far does it take the boy to travel from Arizona to New York by train, if the bus route is 2km longer than the  train journey?

I gather you meant ""How LONG does it take to travel..."  not "How FAR does it take to travel..." -- yes?

Also, you have that the boy gets back to AZ at 15:15 AM??  What is 15:15 AM???  15:15 would be 3:15 PM...
is that what you mean?  Is this the same day, or the next day?  Please clarify!

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#### Abe Mantell

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Hello, I am a college professor of mathematics and regularly teach all levels from elementary mathematics through differential equations, and would be happy to assist anyone with such questions!

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Over 15 years teaching at the college level.

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