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Homework Help: The classic car-passing train problem (need help really bad)

  1. Sep 6, 2012 #1
    1. A train is moving parallel and adjacent to a highway with a constant speed of 28 m/s. Initially a car is 59 m behind the train, traveling in the same direction as the train at 43 m/s and accelerating at 5 m/s^2. What is the speed of the car just as it passes the train? Answer in terms of m/s.

    If someone could please help me by explaining how to solve this problem I would very much appreciate it.
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  3. Sep 6, 2012 #2


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    You need to read the forum rules on how to post homework problems, part of which is that you have to show some effort on your part and also let us know what is your generall level of understanding.
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