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Homework Help: Finding distance of two runners

  1. Nov 7, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Runner A is initially 6.0 km west of a flagpole and is running with a constant velocity of 4.8 km/h due east. Runner B is initially 6.6 km east of the flagpole and is running with a constant velocity of 8.6 km/h due west. What will be the distance of the two runners from the flagpole when their paths cross?

    2. Relevant equations
    i have no clue

    3. The attempt at a solution
    i dont even know where to start
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 7, 2011 #2


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    You could consider where they will be 30 minutes after the start of this problem, just to get a feel for what is happening.
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