Riddles about two trains passing in the night are the quintessential Algebra problems. For that reason, they are often featured on Algebra finals and SAT tests. But most of us would rather spend the night at Grand Central than attempt to solve one of these transportation mysteries.
Luckily, there’s a strategy that never fails when it comes to problems involving distance, rates, and time. Here’s an activity that will help your teen break these problems down into five easy steps that mean they’ll never miss another train.