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  1. Nov 3, 2005 #1
    could anyone help me with this problem and just explain how to find the answer? Thanks

    A passenger rushing to catch a plane at the airport walks on a moving sidewalk at a speed of 3.0 km/h relative to the sidewalk in the direction that the sidewalk is moving. The sidewalk is 110 m long and moves with a steady velocity of 1.5 km/h. How long (in s) does it take for the passenger to get from one end of the sidewalk to the other, that i *to cover the 110 m?

    Through what distance does the passenger walk relative to the moving sidewalk? This is the question im having trouble with
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  3. Nov 3, 2005 #2
    no in relation to the ground
  4. Nov 3, 2005 #3


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    It's a ratio between his walking speed on the sidewalk and off it in relation to the ground. The distance he walks is proportional to the speed he walks (for the same amount of steps). Understand?
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