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As two trains move along a track, their conductors suddenly notice that they are headed toward each other. Figure 2-27

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gives their velocities v as functions of time t as the conductors slow the trains. The figure's vertical scaling is set by vs = 43.0 m/s. The slowing processes begin when the trains are 204 m apart. What is their separation when both trains have stopped?

The attempt at a solution

I tried this problem and got it wrong. I was able to come up with d = 107.5 m for Train 1 but I think I am missing something when I try to calculate d for Train 2.

The part of this question that confuses me the most if when it says "The figure's vertical scaling is set by vs = 43.0 m/s." I think I don't really understand how to read the graph correctly.

Help is appreciated

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# Homework Help: Two trains headed toward each other

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