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Maglev trains use magnets to travel along the tracks. Maglevs can reach speeds of up to 300 miles per hour.
They are SUPER FAST trains!
Take the Maglev Math Challenge! Solve these math problems.
Three Maglev trains are traveling at different speeds. A red Maglev train is traveling at 250 miles per hour, a yellow Maglev train is traveling at 220 miles per hour, and a blue Maglev train is traveling at 205 miles per hour. How much faster is the red Maglev train traveling than the blue Maglev train?
250 mph – 205 mph = 45 mph
The red Maglev is traveling 45 miles per hour (mph) faster than the blue Maglev.
If a Maglev train travels 225 miles in one hour, then how far will it travel in 2 hours?
225 + 225 = 450 miles
The Maglev is traveling 225 miles in the first hour plus 225 miles in the second hour. This equals 450 miles in two hours. Wow, don’t
try that in a car!
Make up your own Maglev Math Challenge! math problem and try to stump your reading partner!