A car of length 4m and a bus of length 12m are travelling in the same direction 20m apart. The cars current velocity is 10m/s and the buses current velocity is 20m/s, the car suddenly starts to accelerate at 5m/s^2 and stops accelerating after 5 seconds. How long does it take the car to completely pass the bus?
d=Vit + 1/2at^2
i'm not sure about other ones that can be used here.....
The Attempt at a Solution
I figured (not sure if it's right though) the bus travels 100m in 5s and the car travels 112.5m in the same amount of time. So the original distance of 20m between the car and the bus has lessened to 20m - 12.5m = 7.5m. So the distance between the bus and the car is now 7.5m. Not sure how to proceed from here...hints? Thanks.