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Homework Help: PHYSiCS NEED HELP please show work

  1. Oct 2, 2008 #1
    PHYSiCS NEED HELP ASAP!!! please show work

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

    A professional race-car driver buys a car that can accelerate at +5.9m/s². The racer decide to race against another driver in a souped-up stock car. Both start from rest, but the stock-car driver leaves 1.0 s before the driver of the sports car. The stock car moves with a constant acceleration of +3.6 m/s².
    a. Find the time it takes the sports-car driver to overtake the stock- car driver.
    b. Find the distance the two drivers travel before they are side by side.
    c. Find the velocities of both cars at the instant they are side by side.

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
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  3. Oct 2, 2008 #2


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    Re: PHYSiCS NEED HELP ASAP!!! please show work

    Nobody is going to do your homework for you. People may assist with it, but only if you make an attempt at it. What have you tried?
  4. Oct 2, 2008 #3
    Re: PHYSiCS NEED HELP ASAP!!! please show work

    I have made numerous attempts, I don't understand how to find the time when you dont know the final velocity or the displacement.
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