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## Homework Statement

The raceboats A and B leave at the same time the beach at point O with zero initial velocity. The path of boat A forms an angle of 60º with the beach and the path of boat B forms an angle of 45º.

Both boats move with constant acceleration. Compute the time elapsed until the boats are a

distance d apart from each other.

Given are the acceleration of boat A & B, and the distance d.

## Homework Equations

s = (1/2)at^2

a

_{B/A}=a

_{B}-a

_{A}

## The Attempt at a Solution

This question has really bothered me because I know its not very hard, but somehow I cant figure out how to start. I tried using the relative acceleration between the two boats in the formula, but that didnt give the right answer. If someone could just help me get started that would be great.