Runner A is initially 9.0 mi west of a flagpole and is running with a constant velocity of 2.0 mi/h due east. Runner B is initially 5.0 mi east of the flagpole and is running with a constant velocity of 5.0 mi/h due west. How far are the runners from the flagpole when they meet?
physics - Elena, Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 5:20am
t=(s1+s2)/(v1+v2) = 14/7 = 2 h.
They met when they were 5 miles to the west from the flagpole