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## Homework Statement

Having aced your Physics 2111 class, you get a sweet summer-job working in the International Space Station. Your room-mate, Cosmonaut Valdimir tosses a banana at you at a speed of 14.0 m/s. At exactly the same instant, you fling a scoop of ice cream at Valdimir along exactly the same path. The collision between banana and ice cream produces a banana split 6.0 m from your location 1.3 s after the banana and ice cream were launched.

1) How fast did you toss the ice cream? 4.6153 m/s

2) How far were you from Valdimir when you tossed the ice cream?

## Homework Equations

v = v_0 + a t

x = x_0 + v_0 t + (1/2) a t^2

v^2 = v_0^2 + 2 a \Delta x

## The Attempt at a Solution

My attempt at the solution is in the pdf file.

I am having trouble with question 2. I calculated the acceleration of the banana by dividing the initial velocity by the time, then plug it in x = x_0 + v_0 t + (1/2) a t^2. With t = 1.3s, v_0 = 14 m/s, and a = -10.7692 m/s^2.

My delta x = 9.1

I then added the 6m + 9.1m = 15.1m, but the automated homework system says the the answer is incorrect.