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16th Jul '17 2:00:23 PM ultimomant
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* One ''WesternAnimation/DCNation Shazam'' short has Billy Batson getting this problem at school. Ultimately, he solves the problem by using ComicBook/Shazam's powers to set the trains in motion and see the result. He gets a check minus for not showing his work, however.

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* One ''WesternAnimation/DCNation Shazam'' short has Billy Batson getting this problem at school. Ultimately, he solves the problem by using ComicBook/Shazam's ComicBook/{{Shazam}}'s powers to set the trains in motion and see the result. He gets a check minus for not showing his work, however.
13th Apr '17 6:01:36 AM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' episode, "[[Recap/TinyToonAdventuresS3E13GrandmasDead Grandma's Dead]]", Mrs. Hinkle asks Elmyra one of these, but instead of asking her what time the train would reach the station, she asks how many sandwiches one of the passengers ate.
26th Mar '17 6:35:52 PM cybertoy0
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* One ''WesternAnimation/DCNation Shazam'' short has Billy Batson getting this problem at school. Ultimately, he solves the problem by using ComicBook/Shazam's powers to set the trains in motion and see the result. He gets a check minus for not showing his work, however.
9th Feb '17 11:47:56 AM Phred
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* In ''WesternAnimation/HomeAdventuresWithTipAndOh'' episode "Big Brain Boov", this sort of question is an extra credit on Tip's math homework. Unfortunately, a typo ("''why'' is the train?" instead of "where") causes a LogicBomb in the literal-minded Boov and nearly causes the collapse of their society.
25th Jan '17 6:10:33 AM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/SonicBoom'' episode, "[[Recap/SonicBoomS2E11TheEvilDrOrbot The Evil Dr. Orbot]]", the first question on the test Dr. Eggman takes asks is if a train full of innocent civilians is travelling west at 60 miles per hour and a missile of unspeakable destruction is zooming east at 116 miles per hour, what time the two vehicles will crash and burn. Because Eggman spends so much time trying to answer that one question correctly, he ends up failing the test.
13th Oct '16 11:28:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* The problem is poked fun at with a non-train variant in ''Film/SkyHigh'' as something of a FunnyBackgroundEvent. Will is having a quiet, introspective moment while his friends are in the background doing homework.

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* The problem is poked fun at with a non-train variant in ''Film/SkyHigh'' ''Film/SkyHigh2005'' as something of a FunnyBackgroundEvent. Will is having a quiet, introspective moment while his friends are in the background doing homework.
29th Sep '16 1:08:00 PM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* One "Bradley the Big Ol' Baby" sketch from ''Series/AllThat'' provides the most exaggerated use of this trope;
-->'''Miss Fingerly:''' If a train leaves Japan at 9:22 [[ItsPronouncedTroPAY AMM]], heading northeast at 300 MMMPH, and a submarine leaves Nebraska at 8:30 PMM, flying eastwest at 3,000 MMMPH, what time will the two vehicles crash and burn?
19th Sep '16 11:08:09 AM FuzzyBoots
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* Parodied in one ''Webcomic/CyanideAndHappiness]] strip:
-->"I've been doing some thinking. If you're eight months pregnant... and we only met six months ago... [[{{Metaphorgotten and I'm on a train travelling at 50 miles an hour... and you sold me three apples... ''then where the hell are my apples?'']]

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* Parodied in one ''Webcomic/CyanideAndHappiness]] ''Webcomic/CyanideAndHappiness'' strip:
-->"I've been doing some thinking. If you're eight months pregnant... and we only met six months ago... [[{{Metaphorgotten [[{{Metaphorgotten}} and I'm on a train travelling at 50 miles an hour... and you sold me three apples... ''then where the hell are my apples?'']]
19th Sep '16 11:02:23 AM FuzzyBoots
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* Used for a quick pun gag in ''Theatre/ChildrenOfEden'' when the snake first asks two weighty questions of Eve, "If God made all this, who made God?" and "What's beyond the garden?" and then follows it with "If two cranes leave Eden at the same time, and one of them travels at seven times the speed of the other, how long..." before being cut off by Eve.
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19th Jul '16 4:24:33 PM F1Krazy
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* ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' also used it, with the added twist that she had to then prevent them from colliding....''with her house.'' (She fails)

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* ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' also used it, with the added twist that she had to then prevent them from colliding....colliding... ''with her house.'' (She fails)

** "If a train is travelling at 60 miles an hour, how surprised would you be?"

* One of the strips in the ''Jackie's Fridge'' universe has Miss Masters teaching at 'Coleman Elementary', and she starts to use this problem on her kindergartners, stops, and rephrases it to "If J.Lo and Ben Afleck leave their respective movie shoots, and head toward each other, going x MPH..." etc. The class can solve that one.

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* One of the strips in the ''Jackie's Fridge'' universe has Miss Masters teaching at 'Coleman Elementary', and she starts to use this problem on her kindergartners, stops, and rephrases it to "If J.Lo and Ben Afleck Affleck leave their respective movie shoots, and head toward each other, going x MPH..." etc. The class can solve that one.

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* Parodied in one ''Webcomic/CyanideAndHappiness]] strip:
-->"I've been doing some thinking. If you're eight months pregnant... and we only met six months ago... [[{{Metaphorgotten and I'm on a train travelling at 50 miles an hour... and you sold me three apples... ''then where the hell are my apples?'']]
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