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Homework Help: Two cars drag racing

  1. Oct 14, 2009 #1
    i have just started with physics and i have a project where i have to make a scenario where two cars are drag racing in a quarter mile race and the one with the highest top speed loses. i dont even know where to start.
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  3. Oct 14, 2009 #2


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    Welcome to PF!
    It seems to me there has to be another condition on this drag race.
    As it stands, the winning strategy is going extremely slowly, perhaps taking a whole lifetime to go the quarter mile. Not very interesting!
  4. Oct 14, 2009 #3
    that was the only information i was given.
    like i said, i dont even know where to start on how to do this
  5. Oct 14, 2009 #4


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    The car that completes the race in the shortest time, wins. That says nothing about the top speed of either car. What do you know about average speed?
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