This is my second day in physics class and we have merely learned the principles of displacement and velocity. I am having trouble using these principles in the problem which follows...(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Runner A is initially 10.0 mi west of a flagpole and is running with a constant velocity of 8.0 mi/h due east. Runner B is initially 8.0 mi east of the flagpole and is running with a constant velocity of 5.0 mi/h due west. How far are the runners from the flagpole when they meet?

I don't know where to begin so any help would be great thanks

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# First Year Physics Help Needed

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