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**Two football players separated by 42 m run directly toward each other. Football player #1 starts from rest and accelerates at 2.4 m/s2 [E], and football player #2 moves uniformly at 5.4 m/s [W].**

(a) How long does it take for the players to collide?

b)How far does each player move?

(a) How long does it take for the players to collide?

b)How far does each player move?

I know I have to use on of the 5 motion equations, I just don't know which one since I have no clue on how to handle opposite motions.

I've tried drawing diagrams and really want to avoid using a quadratic equation since my teacher dislikes it. Any other ways?

If a quadratic equation is the easiest way to get the answer, then how would I be able to use it?