Train distances leaving at certain times

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.

• What is the distance between Boston and Fort Lauderdale? Oct 2, 2014 at 1:41
• @SherlockHolmes I noticed that this riddle question that I found did not give the distance. I was wondering can this question still be answered.
– col
Oct 2, 2014 at 1:47
• @SherlockHolmes I suppose not since there is no exact distance from the question. I think we can make estimates on the distances but it would not be correct.
– col
Oct 2, 2014 at 1:48
• Of course they are the same distance from Boston. Or Paris. Oct 2, 2014 at 1:49
• Nice pickup @AndréNicolas! Didn't see that until I reread the question :P. Oct 2, 2014 at 1:51