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

Object 1 is at the origin. Object 2 is currently at 10 meters east and 20 meters north(10, 20) moving directly north at 30m/s . If Object 1 is moving at 70m/s, at what angle would Object 1 have to travel in order to collide with Object 2. Approximately where would they intersect?

2. Relevant equations

I believe it you could use a system of equations.

mx+b = mx + b

To be honest with you it has been a while since i have taken physics and i dont really think we covered this type of scenario. This isnt my homework but it is vital that i know how to do this kind of problem because it relates to a video game that i am making.

3. The attempt at a solution

I have no clue where to begin in finding the direction.

I thought you would be able to solve a system of equations to find the coordinates so that

y_{collision}= m_{1}x_{1}+y_{1}-m_{2}x_{2}

I would also use the same method to find the x coordinate. However, i dont know how to calculate m_{1}since the slope would also require a direction, which i do not know how to find..

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# Homework Help: Predicting Collisions of 2 objects

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