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Homework Help: Very simple motion problem, i just cant get it

  1. Apr 27, 2005 #1
    When the moving sidewalk at the airport is broken, as it often seems to be, it takes you 50 s to walk from your gate to baggage claim. When it is working and you stand on the moving sidewalk the entire way, without walking, it takes 75 s to travel the same distance.

    How long will it take if you walk while riding on the moving sidewalk :confused:
  2. jcsd
  3. Apr 27, 2005 #2
    Consider the sidewalk your unit of length. Use this to produce the average velocities describing your motion in either situation.

    K, now what can you do with those velocities that might describe the new situation?
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