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Grade 11 Physics Help =]

  1. Jan 28, 2008 #1
    GRADE 11 physics PLEASE HELP ! =]

    A student is late for school.
    She runs out the door and starts down the street at 8.0 km/h.
    Three minutes later, her mom notices that she left a book
    she runs after her daughter at 12.0 km/h

    a, how far did she get in three minutes?
    b, how long did it take her mom to catch her?
    c, how far away from home does her mom catch her?

    given info

    DAUGHTER : 8.0 km/h
    MOM : 12.0 km/h ... 3 minutes later..

    any help would be appreciated..
    even if you don't solve..
    i just need to start..
    sorry i haven't shown any work..
    im lost !
    thanks ! =]
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  3. Jan 28, 2008 #2
    If this is homework, I would suggest moving it to the homework section of the site. Though I might aswell give you a hint. You have to use this equation and be able to rearrange it.

  4. Jan 28, 2008 #3


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    Model mother and daughter as 0 dimensional particles in a vacuum...

    It should be a simple case of speed = distance * time, i.e. 8km/h = distance travelled / time taken.
  5. Jan 28, 2008 #4
    I will reaarange the equations for you, and let you plug in the values.

    A) [tex]Distance = Speed \times Time[/tex]

    B) Here you are looking at when the mom's distance is equal to the daughters, so the mom's distance should equal the answer to the previous question.

    [tex]Time = \frac{Distance}{Speed}[/tex]

    C) Here you are looking at the point in which the moms distance is equal to the daughters.
  6. Jan 28, 2008 #5
    THANKS !
    i got it =]
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