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Homework Help: Finding the maximum speed

  1. Apr 30, 2016 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Magna is travelling at 110 kph, and realises Commodore in front of him is travelling at 80kph. To avoid a collision, what is the max speed the Magna can have as it reaches the commodore?

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I am not sure how to approach this.
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  3. Apr 30, 2016 #2


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    One way to approach this is to try a few numbers. Not extremely sophisticated, but it works to get a feeling. 100 ? 50 ?
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