# Two trains of equal length, running in opposite directions, pass a pole in 18 and 12 seconds. The trains will cross each other in ?

Two trains of equal length, running in opposite directions, pass a pole in 18 and 12 seconds. The trains will cross each other in ?

A. 14.4 sec

B. 15.5 sec

C. 18.8 sec

D. 20.2 sec

**Answer : **A. 14.4 sec

## Explanation :

Let length of each train be x meter.

Then, speed of 1^{st} train = x/18 m/sec

Speed of 2^{nd} train = x/12 m/sec

Now, When both trains cross each other, time taken

= [ 2x/((x / 18 ) + (x / 12)) ]

= 2x / [(2x + 3x) / 36] = 2x * 36 / 5x

= 72 / 5

= 14.4 seconds.