) A car and a mortocycle start at rest and at the same time on a straight track, but the motorcycle is 25.0 meters behind the car. The car accelrates at a uniform rate of 3.70 m/sec^2. And the motorcyle accelrates at a uniform rate of 4.40 m/sec^2(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

A) How much time elapses before the motorcycle overtakes the car?

B) How far will each have traveled during that time?

c) How far ahead of the car will the motorcycle be 2 sec. later assuming that they continue at the same rate?

What i have so far

Motorcycle and the car i have set up a proportion

2x + 50/4.40 = 2x/3.70

and X is the distance which I got 132meters

MC 132 +25 = 157 meters

car = 132

using the formula d = Vi(t)

mc i got 35.7 sec using the 157m

the car was also 132meters

Where do i go from there i know i am missing something so simple

joe

car I got 35.7sec

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