(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

You nose out another runner to win the 100.000 m dash. If your total time for the race was 11.800 s and you aced out the other runner by 0.001 s, by how many meters did you win?

2. Relevant equations

a = v-v0 / t

3. The attempt at a solution

So i found the acceleration of both the runners and took the difference between their accelerations. Now what do i do to find the distance the runner won by?

100 m / 11.801 s = 8.474 m/s

100 m /11.800 s = 8.475 m/s

8.475 m/s - 8.474 m/s = 0.001 m/s

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# Homework Help: Finding distance in a race based on speed

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