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Two trains P and Q are moving along parallel tracks with same uniform speed of 20ms. The driver of train P decides to overtake train Q and accelerates his train by 1ms2. After 50s, train p crosses the engine of train Q. Find out what was the distance between the two trains initially provided the length of each train is 400m.

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400m
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480m
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350m
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D
450m
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Solution

The correct option is D 450m
Let the initial distance between the two trains be
distance travelled by train P in 50s.
SP=ut+12at2
=20×50+121×502
SP=2250m
u=20ms;a=1ms2;t=50s
distance travelled by train Q in 50s
SQ=Ut=20×50=1000m
Extra distance which train P must cover to cross train Q=SPSQ
and this must be equal to initial distance between the trains plus the sum of the lengths of the two trains
SPSQ=S+2×400
22501000=S+800
S=450m

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