(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A pedestrian is running at his maximum speed of 6.0 m/s trying to catch a bus that is stopped at a traffic light. When he is at 16 m from the bus, the light changes and the bus pulls away from the pedestrian with an acceleration of 1.0 m/s^{2}.

Does the pedestrian catch the bus and, if so, how far does he have to run? (If not, what is the pedestrian's distance of the closest approach?)

2. Relevant equations

d = vi * t + 0.5 * a * t^{2}

3. The attempt at a solution

I don't understand how to do it

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# Homework Help: Motion problem for constant acceleration

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