Conceptual Physics question

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is it possible for a rocket to attain a speed greater than the velocity with which exhuast gases leave it? explain.

I am not sure about this, because relative to the gas, I think yes, but I am not sure if it is also greater relative to the ground. This question is from momentum/impulse unit, so can you explain this concept in those terms?
 

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Derive an expression for the velocity of the rocket as a function of time. See what you can deduce from it.
 

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