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# A train passes a station platform in 36 seconds and a man standing on the platform in 20 seconds. If the speed of the train is 54 km/hr, what is the length of the platform?

A. 120 m

B. 240 m

C. 300 m

D. None of these

### Solution(By Examveda Team)

\eqalign{ & {\text{Speed}} = {54 \times \frac{5}{{18}}} \,{\text{m/sec}} = 15\,{\text{m/sec}} \cr & {\text{Length}}\,{\text{of}}\,{\text{the}}\,{\text{train}} = \left( {15 \times 20} \right){\text{m}} = 300\,{\text{m}} \cr & {\text{Let}}\,{\text{the}}\,{\text{length}}\,{\text{of}}\,{\text{the}}\,{\text{platform}}\,{\text{be}}\,x\,{\text{metres}} \cr & {\text{Then}},\,\frac{{x + 300}}{{36}} = 15 \cr & \Rightarrow x + 300 = 540 \cr & \Rightarrow x = 240\,{\text{m}} \cr}