1.       At the instant the traffic light turns

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1.       At the instant the traffic light turns green, a car that has been waiting at an intersection starts ahead with a constant acceleration of 3.20 m/s2.  At the same instant a truck, traveling with a constant speed of 20.0 m/s, overtakes and passes the car. (a) How far beyond its starting point does the car overtake the truck? (b) How fast is the car traveling when it overtakes the truck?


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Expert2022-08-10Added 699 answers

a) Suppose x y˙ displacement after which can y˙ overtaking the truck

car: x=12× 3.20× t2=1.6 t2

truck: x=20t

1.6 t2=20t  t=201.6=12.52

x=20 ×12.5=250m

Car overtakes the truck after a distance of 250 m from starting point

b) vc=at=3.20 × 12.5=40 ms

speed of car = 40 ms

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