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Solving Uniform Motion problems. HELP PLEASE!

  1. Nov 8, 2011 #1
    Arnold is jogging west at 5 kph along a trail. Ivan is jogging east on the same trail at 3.75 kph.If they are 0.5 km apart, how long will it be until they meet?


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  3. Nov 8, 2011 #2

    CompuChip

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    They will never meet, as they are running away from each other.
     
  4. Nov 8, 2011 #3
    They WILL meet if they are initially facing each other!
     
  5. Nov 8, 2011 #4

    HallsofIvy

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    If Arnold moves at 5 kph, after t hours, How many km will he have gone? If Ivan moves at 3.75 kph, after t hours, how many km will he have gone? For what t will the total distance they go be 0.5 km?
     
  6. Nov 8, 2011 #5

    eumyang

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    I think CompuChip was being facetious in his/her post.
     
  7. Nov 8, 2011 #6
    Later on ... I said to myself ...even if they were not facing each other, they would ... eventually meet (after going round the Earth!)
     
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