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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Two camels leave the spinx at time 52.5 s apart. The first moves off with a uniform acceleration of 1.30 m/s2, which it maintains for 1.92 s. It then continues with the acquired speed. The second camel moves of with a uniform acceleration of 1.45 m/s2, which it maintains for 2.84 s. It then contiues with the acquired speed. Claculate:

a) the distance they have both travelled when the second camel overtakes the first camel, which has walked in a straight line

b) the time taken by the second camel to catch the first.

2. Relevant equations

a= v-u/t?? not sure..

s=ut+0.5at2

3. The attempt at a solution

I really don't know how to put the 'two camels leave spinx at 52.5 seconds apart, i dont understand the 52.5 s apart and where to put that into equation. I'm pretty styumped with this question, could someone pls help? I have acceleration for both camels and the time but thats all i have. does u=0? Could i then use the equation s=ut+0.5at2 for each camel to find out their distances and then add them together. I just don't get the 52.5 seconds apart:(

and with question b) i know that the second camel has a greater acceleration than the first but other than that, i dont get it:(

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# Homework Help: Kinematic question, i think it's hard

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