- The motorcycle first takes the lead because its (constant) acceleration am = 8.40 m/s2 is greater than the car’s (constant) acceleration ac = 5.60 m/s2, but it soon loses to the car because it reaches its greatest speed vm = 58.8 m/s before the car reaches its greatest speed vc = 106 m/s. How long does the car take to reach the motorcycle?
ac = 5.6m/s2
am = 8.40m/s2
vcmax = 106m/s
vmmax = 58.8 m/s
Here is my attempt at the solution but I got the wrong answer. The right answer is t=16.6s. I know from the book (this is an example problem) that the motorcycle reaches its max speed at t=7.0s. But I don’t know where I made the mistake that is causing me to get the wrong answer afterwords.