##### Class 9^{th} Physics & Chemistry AP Board Solution

**Improve Your Learning**- As shown in figure 23, a point traverses the curved path. Draw the displacement vector…
- “She moves at a constant speed in a constant direction.”. Rephrase the same sentence in…
- What is the average speed of a Cheetah that sprints 100m in 4sec.? What if it sprints 50m…
- Correct your friend who says, “The car rounded the curve at a constant velocity of 70…
- Suppose that the three ball’s shown in figure start simultaneously from the tops of the…
- Distance vs time graphs showing motion of two cars A and B are given. Which car moves…
- Draw the distance vs time graph when the speed of a body increases uniformly.…
- Draw the distance - time graph when its speed decreases uniformly.…
- A car travels at a velocity of 80 km/h during the first half of its running time and at 40…
- A car covers half the distance at a speed of 50 km/h and the other half at 40km/h. Find…
- Derive the equation for uniform accelerated motion for the displacement covered in its nth…
- A particle covers 10m in first 5s and 10m in next 3s. Assuming constant acceleration. Find…
- A car starts from rest and travels with uniform acceleration “Î±” for some time and then…
- A man is 48m behind a bus which is at rest. The bus starts accelerating at the rate of 1…
- A body leaving a certain point “O” moves with a constant acceleration. At the end of the…
- Distinguish between speed and velocity.
- What do you mean by constant acceleration?
- When the velocity is constant, can the average velocity over any time interval differ from…
- Can the direction of velocity of an object reverse when it’s acceleration is constant? If…
- A point mass starts moving in a straight line with constant acceleration “a”.…
- Consider a train which can accelerate with an acceleration of 20cm/s^2 and slow down with…
- You may have heard the story of the race between the rabbit and tortoise. They started…
- A train of length 50m is moving with a constant speed of 10m/s. Calculate the time taken…
- Two trains, each having a speed of 30km/h, are headed at each other on the same track. A…

**Improve Your Learning**

- As shown in figure 23, a point traverses the curved path. Draw the displacement vector…
- “She moves at a constant speed in a constant direction.”. Rephrase the same sentence in…
- What is the average speed of a Cheetah that sprints 100m in 4sec.? What if it sprints 50m…
- Correct your friend who says, “The car rounded the curve at a constant velocity of 70…
- Suppose that the three ball’s shown in figure start simultaneously from the tops of the…
- Distance vs time graphs showing motion of two cars A and B are given. Which car moves…
- Draw the distance vs time graph when the speed of a body increases uniformly.…
- Draw the distance - time graph when its speed decreases uniformly.…
- A car travels at a velocity of 80 km/h during the first half of its running time and at 40…
- A car covers half the distance at a speed of 50 km/h and the other half at 40km/h. Find…
- Derive the equation for uniform accelerated motion for the displacement covered in its nth…
- A particle covers 10m in first 5s and 10m in next 3s. Assuming constant acceleration. Find…
- A car starts from rest and travels with uniform acceleration “Î±” for some time and then…
- A man is 48m behind a bus which is at rest. The bus starts accelerating at the rate of 1…
- A body leaving a certain point “O” moves with a constant acceleration. At the end of the…
- Distinguish between speed and velocity.
- What do you mean by constant acceleration?
- When the velocity is constant, can the average velocity over any time interval differ from…
- Can the direction of velocity of an object reverse when it’s acceleration is constant? If…
- A point mass starts moving in a straight line with constant acceleration “a”.…
- Consider a train which can accelerate with an acceleration of 20cm/s^2 and slow down with…
- You may have heard the story of the race between the rabbit and tortoise. They started…
- A train of length 50m is moving with a constant speed of 10m/s. Calculate the time taken…
- Two trains, each having a speed of 30km/h, are headed at each other on the same track. A…

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**Question 1.**As shown in figure 23, a point traverses the curved path. Draw the displacement vector from given points A to B

**Answer:**

Displacement is shortest distance between initial point to final point and its direction will be from A to B. So it will be a straight line from point A to point B.

**Question 2.**“She moves at a constant speed in a constant direction.”. Rephrase the same sentence in fewer words using concepts related to motion.

**Answer:**Sentence can be rephrased as “She moves at constant velocity.” or you can also write it as “She moves at zero acceleration.” as there is no change in its speed or direction resulting in no change in velocity.

**Question 3.**What is the average speed of a Cheetah that sprints 100m in 4sec.? What if it sprints 50m in 2sec?

**Answer:**Given, distance = 100m and time = 4sec.

Using formula,

If distance = 50m and time = 2 sec, then

= 25 m/s

So speed remains same for both the cases.

**Question 4.**Correct your friend who says, “The car rounded the curve at a constant velocity of 70 km/h”.

**Answer:**Correct statement will be: “The car rounded the curve at a constant speed of 70 km/h.”

__Explanation:__

Because velocity denotes speed (magnitude) with direction. And, we know that in circular motion, the direction changes, as shown below:

So velocity will not remain constant but speed will remain constant.

**Question 5.**Suppose that the three ball’s shown in figure start simultaneously from the tops of the hills. Which one reaches the bottom first? Explain. See figure 24.

**Answer:**First ball will reach the bottom first because all the balls will have same initial speed but path covered by the first ball is the shortest one i.e. straight line between top of the hill and bottom.

So, as distance is shorter and initial speed is same, so first ball will take less time than other two balls.

**Question 6.**Distance vs time graphs showing motion of two cars A and B are given. Which car moves fast? See figure 25.

**Answer:**Car A moves faster than car B because slope of s-t graph denotes speed.

Here slope of A is greater than slope of B so car A is moving with faster speed than car B.

**Question 7.**Draw the distance vs time graph when the speed of a body increases uniformly.

**Answer:**

Slope of Distance-time graph denotes speed and change in slope of the graph is acceleration. So it must be constant and positive for this graph as speed is increasing.

**Question 8.**Draw the distance – time graph when its speed decreases uniformly.

**Answer:**

Slope of Distance-time graph denotes speed and change in slope of the graph is acceleration. So it must be constant and negative for this graph as speed is decreasing.

**Question 9.**A car travels at a velocity of 80 km/h during the first half of its running time and at 40 km/h during the other half. Find the average speed of the car.

**Answer:**Let the total running time be t h.

Distance covered in first h

Distance covered in other h

Total distance

So, Average speed

60 km/h

**Question 10.**A car covers half the distance at a speed of 50 km/h and the other half at 40km/h. Find the average speed of the car.

**Answer:**Let the total distance covered by the car be ‘d’ km.

Time taken to cover first distance, t_{1}

Time taken to cover second distance, t_{2}

Total time = t_{1} + t_{2}

Therefore, average speed

= 44.44 km/h

**Question 11.**Derive the equation for uniform accelerated motion for the displacement covered in its nth second of its motion.

**Answer:**Let the total displacement covered after n sec = S_{n}

Let the initial velocity be u and acceleration be a.

Displacement covered in n^{th} sec = S_{n} – S_{n-1}

From the equation of motion, we know that

S_{n}

S_{n-1}

Displacement covered in n^{th} sec = S_{n} – S_{n-1}

()

**Question 12.**A particle covers 10m in first 5s and 10m in next 3s. Assuming constant acceleration. Find initial speed, acceleration and distance covered in next 2s.

**Answer:**Let the initial speed be u m/s and speed after 5s be v_{1}m/s.

Let acceleration of the particle be a m/s^{2}.

v_{1} = u + 5a …(using v = u + at) …(1)

Now for first 5s, distance s_{1}

(2)

For next 3s, v_{1} will be its initial velocity

and distance s_{2}

...(3)

Now s_{1}-s_{2} = 0

Putting value of u in equation (2), we get

…(5)

So (from equation (4))

Given, Distance in 8sec = 10m + 10m = 20m

Distance in 10sec

Distance covered in next 2sec

=

= 8.33 m

**Question 13.**A car starts from rest and travels with uniform acceleration “Î±” for some time and then with uniform retardation “ Î²” and comes to rest. The time of motion is “ t”. Find the maximum velocity attained by it.

**Answer:**Given, initial velocity = 0, acceleration = Î± and retardation = Î²

Let the time of accelerated motion be t’ and time of retarded motion be t”, so that t’ + t” = t … (1)

Velocity after time t’, v_{1} = 0 + Î±t’ (using v = u + at) …(2)

Now, v_{1} will be initial velocity for retarded motion and

final velocity = 0 and acceleration

0 = v_{1}- Î²t” …(using v = u + at)

Or, …(3)

Now, in equation (2)

As, after time t’ , retardation will start so maximum velocity will

be at time t’ which is v_{1} .

**Question 14.**A man is 48m behind a bus which is at rest. The bus starts accelerating at the rate of 1 m/s^{2}, at the same time the man starts running with uniform velocity of 10 m/s. What is the minimum time in which the man catches the bus?

**Answer:**Given, initial velocity of bus, u = 0 and acceleration, a = 1 m/s^{2}.

When man catches the bus, distance between them = 0.

Let at time t sec, man catches the bus first.

Distance covered by man in t sec, d_{1} = velocity x time

= 10 m/s x t sec

= 10t m

Distance covered by bus in t sec, d_{2} m

As man was 48m behind, so difference between their distance covered = 48m

So, Minimum time to catch the bus will be 8sec.

**Question 15.**A body leaving a certain point “O” moves with a constant acceleration. At the end of the 5^{th} second its velocity is 1.5 m/s. At the end of the sixth second the body stops and then begins to move backwards. Find the distance traversed by the body before it stops.

Determine the velocity with which the body returns to point “O“?

**Answer:**Given, velocity after 5s = 1.5 m/s

Velocity after 6s = 0 m/s

Let the acceleration be ‘a’ and initial velocity be ‘u’.

For t = 5s,

1.5 = u + 5a …(1) (using v = u + at)

For t = 6s

0 = u + 6a …(2) (using v = u + at)

Subtracting equation (2) from (1), we get

1.5 = -a

Or, a = -1.5 m/s^{2}

Putting value of a in equation (1), we get

u = 9 m/s

So, Distance traversed before stopping = Distance covered in 6s

Body will again move with same acceleration in opposite direction,

So here initial velocity = 0, acceleration a = -1.5 m/s^{2} and

displacement s = -27m (direction is opposite)

putting all these values in we get

-27 =

Velocity at point “O” = velocity after 6s

= 0 + (-1.5)x6 (using v = u + at)

= -9 m/s

**Question 16.**Distinguish between speed and velocity.

**Answer:**

**Question 17.**What do you mean by constant acceleration?

**Answer:**Constant acceleration means change in velocity per unit time should be constant. i.e.,

It means body should be changing its velocity with equal amount in equal time interval.

**Question 18.**When the velocity is constant, can the average velocity over any time interval differ from instantaneous velocity at any instant? If so, give an example; if not explain why.

**Answer:**No. When the velocity is constant, average velocity over any time interval will not differ from instantaneous velocity at any instant because as velocity is constant, so it will not change during any time interval. It remains same for every point of time. Therefore, average velocity remains equal to the constant velocity.

**Question 19.**Can the direction of velocity of an object reverse when it’s acceleration is constant? If so give an example; if not, explain why.

**Answer:**Yes. Direction of velocity of an object can be reversed when it’s acceleration is constant.

For example: When we throw a ball upward, it’s acceleration will be due to gravity i.e. 9.8 m/s^{2} in downward direction.

After reaching highest point, its direction will be reversed while its acceleration will remain same i.e. due to gravity.

**Question 20.**A point mass starts moving in a straight line with constant acceleration “a”. At a time t after the beginning of motion, the acceleration changes sign, without change in magnitude. Determine the time t_{0} from the beginning of the motion in which the point mass returns to the initial position.

**Answer:**Given, acceleration = a,

initial velocity = 0

time = t

Velocity after time t, v = …(1)

Now it will become initial velocity.

After acceleration change its sign, let time taken by it to come to rest be t’,

…(2)

Total time = t + t’

Now distance covered in total time

=

=

=

=

=

=…(3)

Now after coming to rest it will again start moving in opposite direction. To reach initial point, it has to cover same distance,

So let time taken to cover that distance be t”. Here initial velocity will be 0. Putting value of distance from equation (3), we get.

Time t_{0}

=

**Question 21.**Consider a train which can accelerate with an acceleration of 20cm/s^{2} and slow down with deceleration of 100cm/s^{2}. Find the minimum time for the train to travel between the stations 2.7 km apart.

**Answer:**Given, total distance need to cover, d = 2.7km = 270000 cm

Let distance covered in accelerated motion be d_{1} and distance covered in decelerated motion be d_{2}.

So, d_{1} + d_{2} = d …(1)

Now for d_{1}, initial velocity will be 0, and acceleration a = 20 cm/s^{2} and let final velocity be v.

Then,

Now for d_{1}, initial velocity will be v, and acceleration a’ = 100 cm/s^{2} and velocity will be 0.

Then,

Now putting values of d, d_{1} and d_{2} in equation (1), we get

And also for d_{1,} let the time taken to travel be t_{1} then

And also for d_{2,} let the time taken to travel be t_{2} then

Now total time to travel will be t_{1} + t_{2}

**Question 22.**You may have heard the story of the race between the rabbit and tortoise. They started from same point simultaneously with constant speeds. During the journey, rabbit took rest somewhere along the way for a while. But the tortoise moved steadily with lesser speed and reached the finishing point before rabbit. Rabbit awoke and ran, but rabbit realized that the tortoise had won the race. Draw distance vs time graph for this story.

**Answer:**

**Question 23.**A train of length 50m is moving with a constant speed of 10m/s. Calculate the time taken by the train to cross an electric pole and a bridge of length 250 m.

**Answer:**Given, speed = 10m/s

Distance needed to be covered to cross electric pole = length of the train

= 50 m

Time taken to cross electric pole

Distance needed to be covered to cross bridge

= length of the train + length of the bridge

= 50 + 250 m

= 300 m

Time taken to cross electric pole

**Question 24.**Two trains, each having a speed of 30km/h, are headed at each other on the same track. A bird flies off one train to another with a constant speed of 60km/h when they are 60km apart till before they crash. Find the distance covered by the bird and how many trips the bird can make from one train to other before they crash?

**Answer:**Given, speed of each train = 30 km/h and

distance between them = 60km

As they are moving in opposite direction and same speed,

So they will crash at middle of the distance between them, i.e. 30km from each train.

Time taken to travel 30 km by each train == 1h

Speed of the bird = 60 km and time = 1h

So distance traveled by bird in 1h = speed × time

= 60 × 1

= 60 km

As trains will come closer to each other, bird can make any number of trips because distance between trains will approach to 0.

So the time taken by bird will also tends to 0. Therefore, bird can make infinite number of trips.

**Question 1.**

As shown in figure 23, a point traverses the curved path. Draw the displacement vector from given points A to B

**Answer:**

Displacement is shortest distance between initial point to final point and its direction will be from A to B. So it will be a straight line from point A to point B.

**Question 2.**

“She moves at a constant speed in a constant direction.”. Rephrase the same sentence in fewer words using concepts related to motion.

**Answer:**

Sentence can be rephrased as “She moves at constant velocity.” or you can also write it as “She moves at zero acceleration.” as there is no change in its speed or direction resulting in no change in velocity.

**Question 3.**

What is the average speed of a Cheetah that sprints 100m in 4sec.? What if it sprints 50m in 2sec?

**Answer:**

Given, distance = 100m and time = 4sec.

Using formula,

If distance = 50m and time = 2 sec, then

= 25 m/s

So speed remains same for both the cases.

**Question 4.**

Correct your friend who says, “The car rounded the curve at a constant velocity of 70 km/h”.

**Answer:**

Correct statement will be: “The car rounded the curve at a constant speed of 70 km/h.”

__Explanation:__

Because velocity denotes speed (magnitude) with direction. And, we know that in circular motion, the direction changes, as shown below:

So velocity will not remain constant but speed will remain constant.

**Question 5.**

Suppose that the three ball’s shown in figure start simultaneously from the tops of the hills. Which one reaches the bottom first? Explain. See figure 24.

**Answer:**

First ball will reach the bottom first because all the balls will have same initial speed but path covered by the first ball is the shortest one i.e. straight line between top of the hill and bottom.

So, as distance is shorter and initial speed is same, so first ball will take less time than other two balls.

**Question 6.**

Distance vs time graphs showing motion of two cars A and B are given. Which car moves fast? See figure 25.

**Answer:**

Car A moves faster than car B because slope of s-t graph denotes speed.

Here slope of A is greater than slope of B so car A is moving with faster speed than car B.

**Question 7.**

Draw the distance vs time graph when the speed of a body increases uniformly.

**Answer:**

Slope of Distance-time graph denotes speed and change in slope of the graph is acceleration. So it must be constant and positive for this graph as speed is increasing.

**Question 8.**

Draw the distance – time graph when its speed decreases uniformly.

**Answer:**

Slope of Distance-time graph denotes speed and change in slope of the graph is acceleration. So it must be constant and negative for this graph as speed is decreasing.

**Question 9.**

A car travels at a velocity of 80 km/h during the first half of its running time and at 40 km/h during the other half. Find the average speed of the car.

**Answer:**

Let the total running time be t h.

Distance covered in first h

Distance covered in other h

Total distance

So, Average speed

60 km/h

**Question 10.**

A car covers half the distance at a speed of 50 km/h and the other half at 40km/h. Find the average speed of the car.

**Answer:**

Let the total distance covered by the car be ‘d’ km.

Time taken to cover first distance, t_{1}

Time taken to cover second distance, t_{2}

Total time = t_{1} + t_{2}

Therefore, average speed

= 44.44 km/h

**Question 11.**

Derive the equation for uniform accelerated motion for the displacement covered in its nth second of its motion.

**Answer:**

Let the total displacement covered after n sec = S_{n}

Let the initial velocity be u and acceleration be a.

Displacement covered in n^{th} sec = S_{n} – S_{n-1}

From the equation of motion, we know that

S_{n}

S_{n-1}

Displacement covered in n^{th} sec = S_{n} – S_{n-1}

()

**Question 12.**

A particle covers 10m in first 5s and 10m in next 3s. Assuming constant acceleration. Find initial speed, acceleration and distance covered in next 2s.

**Answer:**

Let the initial speed be u m/s and speed after 5s be v_{1}m/s.

Let acceleration of the particle be a m/s^{2}.

v_{1} = u + 5a …(using v = u + at) …(1)

Now for first 5s, distance s_{1}

(2)

For next 3s, v_{1} will be its initial velocity

and distance s_{2}

...(3)

Now s_{1}-s_{2} = 0

Putting value of u in equation (2), we get

…(5)

So (from equation (4))

Given, Distance in 8sec = 10m + 10m = 20m

Distance in 10sec

Distance covered in next 2sec

=

= 8.33 m

**Question 13.**

A car starts from rest and travels with uniform acceleration “Î±” for some time and then with uniform retardation “ Î²” and comes to rest. The time of motion is “ t”. Find the maximum velocity attained by it.

**Answer:**

Given, initial velocity = 0, acceleration = Î± and retardation = Î²

Let the time of accelerated motion be t’ and time of retarded motion be t”, so that t’ + t” = t … (1)

Velocity after time t’, v_{1} = 0 + Î±t’ (using v = u + at) …(2)

Now, v_{1} will be initial velocity for retarded motion and

final velocity = 0 and acceleration

0 = v_{1}- Î²t” …(using v = u + at)

Or, …(3)

Now, in equation (2)

As, after time t’ , retardation will start so maximum velocity will

be at time t’ which is v_{1} .

**Question 14.**

A man is 48m behind a bus which is at rest. The bus starts accelerating at the rate of 1 m/s^{2}, at the same time the man starts running with uniform velocity of 10 m/s. What is the minimum time in which the man catches the bus?

**Answer:**

Given, initial velocity of bus, u = 0 and acceleration, a = 1 m/s^{2}.

When man catches the bus, distance between them = 0.

Let at time t sec, man catches the bus first.

Distance covered by man in t sec, d_{1} = velocity x time

= 10 m/s x t sec

= 10t m

Distance covered by bus in t sec, d_{2} m

As man was 48m behind, so difference between their distance covered = 48m

So, Minimum time to catch the bus will be 8sec.

**Question 15.**

A body leaving a certain point “O” moves with a constant acceleration. At the end of the 5^{th} second its velocity is 1.5 m/s. At the end of the sixth second the body stops and then begins to move backwards. Find the distance traversed by the body before it stops.

Determine the velocity with which the body returns to point “O“?

**Answer:**

Given, velocity after 5s = 1.5 m/s

Velocity after 6s = 0 m/s

Let the acceleration be ‘a’ and initial velocity be ‘u’.

For t = 5s,

1.5 = u + 5a …(1) (using v = u + at)

For t = 6s

0 = u + 6a …(2) (using v = u + at)

Subtracting equation (2) from (1), we get

1.5 = -a

Or, a = -1.5 m/s^{2}

Putting value of a in equation (1), we get

u = 9 m/s

So, Distance traversed before stopping = Distance covered in 6s

Body will again move with same acceleration in opposite direction,

So here initial velocity = 0, acceleration a = -1.5 m/s^{2} and

displacement s = -27m (direction is opposite)

putting all these values in we get

-27 =

Velocity at point “O” = velocity after 6s

= 0 + (-1.5)x6 (using v = u + at)

= -9 m/s

**Question 16.**

Distinguish between speed and velocity.

**Answer:**

**Question 17.**

What do you mean by constant acceleration?

**Answer:**

Constant acceleration means change in velocity per unit time should be constant. i.e.,

It means body should be changing its velocity with equal amount in equal time interval.

**Question 18.**

When the velocity is constant, can the average velocity over any time interval differ from instantaneous velocity at any instant? If so, give an example; if not explain why.

**Answer:**

No. When the velocity is constant, average velocity over any time interval will not differ from instantaneous velocity at any instant because as velocity is constant, so it will not change during any time interval. It remains same for every point of time. Therefore, average velocity remains equal to the constant velocity.

**Question 19.**

Can the direction of velocity of an object reverse when it’s acceleration is constant? If so give an example; if not, explain why.

**Answer:**

Yes. Direction of velocity of an object can be reversed when it’s acceleration is constant.

For example: When we throw a ball upward, it’s acceleration will be due to gravity i.e. 9.8 m/s^{2} in downward direction.

After reaching highest point, its direction will be reversed while its acceleration will remain same i.e. due to gravity.

**Question 20.**

A point mass starts moving in a straight line with constant acceleration “a”. At a time t after the beginning of motion, the acceleration changes sign, without change in magnitude. Determine the time t_{0} from the beginning of the motion in which the point mass returns to the initial position.

**Answer:**

Given, acceleration = a,

initial velocity = 0

time = t

Velocity after time t, v = …(1)

Now it will become initial velocity.

After acceleration change its sign, let time taken by it to come to rest be t’,

…(2)

Total time = t + t’

Now distance covered in total time

=

=

=

=

=

=…(3)

Now after coming to rest it will again start moving in opposite direction. To reach initial point, it has to cover same distance,

So let time taken to cover that distance be t”. Here initial velocity will be 0. Putting value of distance from equation (3), we get.

Time t_{0}

=

**Question 21.**

Consider a train which can accelerate with an acceleration of 20cm/s^{2} and slow down with deceleration of 100cm/s^{2}. Find the minimum time for the train to travel between the stations 2.7 km apart.

**Answer:**

Given, total distance need to cover, d = 2.7km = 270000 cm

Let distance covered in accelerated motion be d_{1} and distance covered in decelerated motion be d_{2}.

So, d_{1} + d_{2} = d …(1)

Now for d_{1}, initial velocity will be 0, and acceleration a = 20 cm/s^{2} and let final velocity be v.

Then,

Now for d_{1}, initial velocity will be v, and acceleration a’ = 100 cm/s^{2} and velocity will be 0.

Then,

Now putting values of d, d_{1} and d_{2} in equation (1), we get

And also for d_{1,} let the time taken to travel be t_{1} then

And also for d_{2,} let the time taken to travel be t_{2} then

Now total time to travel will be t_{1} + t_{2}

**Question 22.**

You may have heard the story of the race between the rabbit and tortoise. They started from same point simultaneously with constant speeds. During the journey, rabbit took rest somewhere along the way for a while. But the tortoise moved steadily with lesser speed and reached the finishing point before rabbit. Rabbit awoke and ran, but rabbit realized that the tortoise had won the race. Draw distance vs time graph for this story.

**Answer:**

**Question 23.**

A train of length 50m is moving with a constant speed of 10m/s. Calculate the time taken by the train to cross an electric pole and a bridge of length 250 m.

**Answer:**

Given, speed = 10m/s

Distance needed to be covered to cross electric pole = length of the train

= 50 m

Time taken to cross electric pole

Distance needed to be covered to cross bridge

= length of the train + length of the bridge

= 50 + 250 m

= 300 m

Time taken to cross electric pole

**Question 24.**

Two trains, each having a speed of 30km/h, are headed at each other on the same track. A bird flies off one train to another with a constant speed of 60km/h when they are 60km apart till before they crash. Find the distance covered by the bird and how many trips the bird can make from one train to other before they crash?

**Answer:**

Given, speed of each train = 30 km/h and

distance between them = 60km

As they are moving in opposite direction and same speed,

So they will crash at middle of the distance between them, i.e. 30km from each train.

Time taken to travel 30 km by each train == 1h

Speed of the bird = 60 km and time = 1h

So distance traveled by bird in 1h = speed × time

= 60 × 1

= 60 km

As trains will come closer to each other, bird can make any number of trips because distance between trains will approach to 0.

So the time taken by bird will also tends to 0. Therefore, bird can make infinite number of trips.