When Will the Car Overtake the Truck?

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In summary, a truck traveling at a constant velocity of 10 m/s passes a point A on a straight level road. At the same time, an automobile starts from rest at point A and travels in the same direction as the truck with a constant acceleration of 1.6 m/s^2. To find the time it takes for the automobile to pass the truck, we can use the equation t = vf / a, where t is time, vf is final velocity, and a is acceleration. Plugging in the values, we get t = 10 m/s / 1.6 m/s^2 = 6.25 seconds. To find how far beyond the starting point the automobile will overtake the truck, we
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v2=v1+at, average speed, instantaneous speed
A truck passes a point A on a straight level road with a constant velocity of 10 m s -1. At the same instant, an automobile starts from rest at point A and travels in the same direction as the truck, with a constant acceleration of 1.6 m s -2.

How long a time does the automobile take to pass the truck, from the instant it starts at point A?
How far beyond the starting point will the automobile overtake the truck?
How fast will the automobile be traveling, when it passes the truck?

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You will also need a standard equation relating to distances under constant acceleration.
 

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