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Homework Help: Relative Velocity/Motion Problem

  1. Oct 9, 2005 #1
    I'm wondering about this question:

    You are in a bus moving at a constant velocity due east. Ahead of you, you see a person standing on the side of the road. How will the person appear to you as you get closer to him...

    a. as he is standing still
    b. as he is moving east at the same speed as the bus (this one is wrong for sure)
    c. as he is moving west at the same speed as the bus (i think this is correct)
    d. as he is moving west at a slower speed than the bus

    Am i right in choosing C?
     
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  3. Oct 9, 2005 #2
    That problem seems oddly worded, but yeah C looks good.
     
  4. Oct 9, 2005 #3
    thanks, appreciate it
     
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