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Relative velocity

  1. Feb 13, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Cars A and B are going around a left-hand turn. car B is turning with radius 96m. Car A is to the right of car B and is turning with radius 100m.
    Car A is passing car B with relative velocity of 1 m/s. Knowing that the speeds of both cars are constant and that the relative acceleration of car A with respect to car B is .25 m/s^2 directed toward the center of curvature, determine (a) the speed of car A and (b) the speed of car B.


    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution

    im not sure what to do, there's a lot of formulas in this chapter. i tried a few things but nothing worked. the answer for (a) is 25 m/s but i dont know how im supposed to get that
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Feb 13, 2009 #2
    ok nevermind. i just figured it out haha
     
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