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At 3:25 p.m., a passenger train and a freight train both left Kalamazoo, Michigan. Right now, the passenger train is 61.5 miles west of Kalamazoo. The freight train is now 49.5 miles east of Kalamazoo. The passenger train averages 16 miles per hour faster than the freight train. What time is it now? Homework Help ✎

Distance = (rate)(time)
Write a distance equation for each train.

Remember both trains travel the same time t. What do you have to do about the rates?