1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data A car travelling at 60 kmph overtakes another car travelling at 42 kmph. Assuming each car to be 5.0 m long, find the time taken during the overtake and the total road distance used for the overtake. 2. Relevant equations Relative Velocity of a body A with respect to another body B = velocity of A - velocity of B 3. The attempt at a solution Velocity of Faster Car with respect to slower car = 60 - 42 = 18 kmph = 5mps. Total distance to cover = 5 m + 5 m = 10 m Total time taken for overtake = 10/5 = 2 s. But I do not understand the second part of the question. Kindly help.