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Homework Help: Speed and Velocity of a mosquito

  1. Oct 5, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A mosquito flies toward you with a velocity of 2.4 km/h [E]. If a distance of 35.0 m seperates you and the mosquito, at what point will the mosquito hit your sunglasses if you are travelling toward the mosquito with a speed of 2.0 m/s and the mosquito is travelling in a straight path?


    2. Relevant equations
    v=d/t


    3. The attempt at a solution
    I rearranged the formula to solve for time first, by dividing the distance by the addition of the vectors, but it didn't work.
     
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  3. Oct 5, 2007 #2

    Doc Al

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    That approach should work. Did you use proper units? (I assume they want to know how far you've moved when the mosquito hits you.)
     
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