1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data To demonstrate the tremendous acceleration of a top fuel drag racer, you attempt to run your car into the back of a dragster that is "burning out" at the red light before the start of a race. (Burning out means spinning the tires at high speed to heat the tread and make the rubber sticky.) You drive at a constant speed of [tex] v_0 [/tex] toward the stopped dragster, not slowing down in the face of the imminent collision. The dragster driver sees you coming but waits until the last instant to put down the hammer, accelerating from the starting line at constant acceleration, a. Let the time at which the dragster starts to accelerate be t=0. What is t_max, the longest time after the dragster begins to accelerate that you can possibly run into the back of the dragster if you continue at your initial velocity? 2. Relevant equations 3. The attempt at a solution I have three motion equations for constant acceleration. But I have no idea where to start this problem...I know it's not going to be a numerical answer. The answer will be expressed in terms of my variables.