I am having trouble solving this problem. In particular I am having difficulty translating this problem into an equation.
A train leaves a station and travels east at 75 km/h. Two and a half hours later, a second train leaves the same station on a parallel track travelling east at 125 km/h. How far from the station will the second train overtake the first train?
I believe that when the second train leaves, the first train is $187.5$ km from the station:
$75\times2.5 = 187.5$
By the time the second train gets to the position of where the first train was when it (second train) left, the first train will have moved for another 1.5 hours:
The first train would now be $300km$ away from the station.
I am honestly just having trouble thinking through this problem. I also think that the way I am currently thinking about solving this is either incorrect or more complicated than needed.
If anyone could point me in the right direction that would be greatly appreciated.