1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data As soon as a traffic light turns green, a car speeds up from rest to 50 mi/h with constant acceleration 9.00mi/h*s. In the adjoining bike lane, a cyclist sppeds up from rest to 20 mi/h with constant acceleration 13mi/h*s. Each vechicle maintains constant velocity after reaching its cruising speed. (a) for what time interval is the bicucle ahead of the car? (b) by what maximum distance does the bike lead the car? 2. Relevant equations X(final)=X(initial) + Vx(t) Vx(final)=Vx(initial)+ax(t) X(final)=x(initial)+V(initial)t+1/2at^2 3. The attempt at a solution Im not really sure how to do this problem because the objects go from constant acceleration to constant velocity. Here is my guess. for the bike it is constant a model until Vx is 20mi/h so when t=V(final)/a the bike changes from constant a model to the constant velocity model. So I plugged t into the constant velocity model for the bike getting X(final)=X(initial)+V(V/a). Then since I want to find when car passes bike i set equation 3 equal to the velocity bike model. x(initialcar)+V(initialcar)t+1/2a(car)t^2 = X(initialbike)+V(bike)(V(bike)/a(bike)). Then if i solve for t i should get the time interval for the bike being ahead of the car but I'm not 100%. To find X initial of bike I took equation 3 for t=v(final)/a. Numbers and conversions aren't important to me as learning how to do these types of problems where the object changes from constant A to V or other way around.