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derekfuselier

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**Problem with Classic "where do they meet" Problem**

I have always had problems with these types of concepts because no one has ever showed me exactly what is required to solve the problem. Anyways, here it is:

In an historical movie, two knights on horseback start from rest 99.8 m apart and ride directly toward each other to do battle. Sir George's acceleration has a magnitude of 0.207 m/s^2, while Sir Alfred's has a magnitude of 0.229 m/s^2. Relative to Sir George's starting point, where do the knights collide?

I was instructed to, using the kinematic equation Xf = Xi + (Vi)(t) + (1/2)(a)(t)^2, find t^2 and sub into the other equation, but doing that leaves me with a variable, x, on each side of the equation. Any help would be extremely appreciated, thanks!