Physics

Question

can someone help me?​
can someone help me?​

1 Answer

  • Car X traveled 3d distance in t time.  Car Y traveled 2d distance in t time. Therefore, the speed of car X, is 3d/t,  the speed of car Y, is 2d/t. Since speed is the distance taken in a given time.

    In figure-2, they are at the same place, we are asked to find car Y's position when car X is at line-A. We can calculate the time car X needs to travel to there. Let's say that car X reaches line-A in t' time.

    [tex]V_x .t' = 3d\\ \frac{3d}{t} .t' = 3d\\ t'=t[/tex]

    Okay, it takes t time for car X to reach line-A. Let's see how far does car Y goes.

    [tex]V_y.t = \frac{2d}{t} .t = 2d[/tex]

    We found that car Y travels 2d distance. So, when car X reaches line-A, car Y is just a d distance behind car X.

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