Posted by **Brittany** on Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 8:11pm.

At the instant a traffic light turns green, a car starts moving with a constant acceleration a of 4.00 m/s2. At the same instant a truck, traveling with a constant speed of 10.09 m/s, overtakes and passes the car. How far beyond the traffic light will the car overtake the truck?

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**Louren**, Monday, September 24, 2012 at 9:43pm
At the same time a truck, traveling with a constant speed of 9.5m/s, overtakes and passes the automobile. (A) How far beyond the traffic light will the automobile overtake the truck?

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**gautham**, Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 2:12am
Given that,

the car overtakes the truck

therefore their distance covered are equal.

distance covered by the car

x=1/2X4t^2

x=2t^2 -------- (1)

By the truck

x=vXt

ie,x=10.09Xt

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