Mr. Kautzman’s 8th grade honors math class has been working hard on the much anticipated train project. Every year students are given a sheet with a list of questions to solve a long distance math project. They had to compute distance traveled – all by rail – as well as the other questions, like when and where will the trains pass and at what altitude and even what the menu in the dining cart will be. Mr Kautzman loves this project and his students, seemingly, do too! It’s reserved for the certain section of honors math 8th graders and the destinations change each year. Check out the problem below with a list of some of the questions and see how well you fair:
The Braves are playing the Orioles in Baltimore and the Falcons are playing the Ravens in Atlanta. Fans will go by train leaving Atlanta at 10 a.m and Baltimore at 7 a.m. the same day. Both trains are running at 40 mph. If you are given that there are trains actually leaving at those times, answer the following questions.
1) At what time will the trains meet?
2) Where will they meet?
3) What is the nearest town with the population over 2,500?
4) What county are they in?
5) What is the county seat?
6) If it is mid-September, what is the weather forecast for the day at the point where they meet?