Puzzles/Physics puzzles/Train on Circle/Hint
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A train goes around a circle, the first time with an average velocity of 100 km/h. How fast should the train be when going around the circle again a second time, so that the average velocity over the two loops is 200 km/h?
- The obvious answer 300 km/h is wrong.
- Assume that the circle is 100 km long. How long does the train need for the distance (at 100 km/h)? How long is twice the distance, and how much time is left for the second loop?