1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Our professor has tasked us to come up with a thought experiment to test the following scenario: "Two vehicles are going to race a fixed distance, both starting from rest. One vehicle has a greater maximum acceleration than the other, but a lower maximum speed. If both vehicles reach their top speed before completing the race, which vehicle will win?" 2. Relevant equations We are allowed to use any of the following four equations (plus the gravitational constant): Δx = 1/2(v0 + v)t Δx = v0t + 1/2at2 v = v0 + at v2 = v02 + 2aΔx g = 9.80 m/s2 Values for the first car: Δx = fixed distance = 3300 m v0 = initial velocity = 0 m/s v = final velocity = 240 km/h a = acceleration = 3000 m/s2 Values for the second car: Δx = fixed distance = 3300 m v0 = initial velocity = 0 m/s v = final velocity = 280 km/h a = acceleration = 2000 m/s2 3. The attempt at a solution To be honest, these values were chosen by me. I have no idea how to determine which car would win in a 3.3 km race (3300 m) given the above values. What stumps me is which equation to use to determine the result of the experiment.