A train leaves Boston to Fort Lauderdale traveling at $125$ mph. An hour later, another train leaves Fort Lauderdale traveling to Boston at a rate of $140$ mph. When the two trains meet each other, which is closer to Boston?
I did $d=rt$ where $d=$ distance, $r=$ rate, and $t=$ time. The rate is $125+140=265.$ The time is $1$ hour. So the distance is $265*1=265.$ Based on the distance and the speed, I would say that the first train is closer.
I also noticed in this riddle problem no distance was given. Could this be a question that you can not answer without the distance?
Can someone help me with this problem? Is there a certain way to find the solution and to think about this? I am not to sure.