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How far has the motorcycle traveled, when it catches the ferarri?

A ferrari speeding at a constant 35m/s passes a police officer at rest. 2.0 s later, the officer accelerates in pursuit at 6.5 m/s^2. How far has the motorcycle traveled, when it catches the ferarri?

I know the d=vt for the ferarri and d=1/2at^2 for the police, but what is throwing me off is the 2.0 seconds later part. Help please!

2. Relevant equations

d=vt for the ferarri

d=1/2at^{2}for the police

3. The attempt at a solution

I set vt=1/2at^{2}

solved for t and got t=2v/a=12.769 I thought I could just add the two seconds to it, but that is wrong..

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