(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A given train can stop in t seconds when it is running at its maximum speed. The train driver sees a car stalled at an intersection that is d1 meters ahead of the train, and instantly pulls the brake starting while at its maximum speed. The train reaches the intersection u seconds later, but does not hit the car because the car darts out of the way at the last moment. The train travels d2 more meters before it comes to a complete stop.

Supposing that the train's acceleration through all this is constant, how far was the train from the car? In other words, what is d1? (in terms of t, u and d2)

2. Relevant equations

v=v0 + at

vav= (1/2)(v0+v)

etc...

3. The attempt at a solution

I have a bunch of equations and I can't seem to put them together to find the solution.

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# Homework Help: Train Physics Problem

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