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Posted by **Ellie** on Sunday, October 29, 2006 at 2:00pm.

A passenger at an airport steps onto a moving sidewalk that is 100.0 m long and is moving at a speed of 1.5 m/s. The passenger then starts walking at a speed of 1.0 m/s in the same direction as the sidewalk is moving. What is the passenger's velocity relative to the following observers?

a. A person standing stationary alongside to the moving sidewalk

b. A person standing stationary on the moving sidewalk

c. A person walking alongside the sidewalk with a speed of 2.0 m/s and in a direction opposite the motion of the sidewalk

d. A person riding in a cart alongside the sidewalk with a speed of 5.0 m/s and in the same direction in which the sidewalk is moving.

e. A person riding in a cart with a speed of 4.0 m/s and in a direction perpendicular to the direction in which the sidewalk is moving.

Use the information given in item 3 to answer the following questions:

a. How long does it take for the passenger walking on the sidewalk to get from one end of the sidewalk to the other end?

b. How much time does the passenger save by taking the moving sidewalk instead of walking alongside it?

I will be happy to check or critique your thinking.

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