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A speeder traveling at 41 m/s passes a motorcycle policeman at rest at the side of the road. The policeman accelerates at 3.3 m/s2. To the nearest tenth of a second how long does it take the policeman to catch the speeder?
Write equations for the distance travelled by speeder and policemen after the speeder passes.
Set them equal and solve for t.
Im sorry I am new to physics this is my first year and I still have no idea what to do for this problem. The other two that you answered I had them correct before you answered them and was using it as a check. When I reworked them your way, I got the same answer. However on this problem, I am at a loss because I feel there is not enough data, and I am obviously wrong. I worked it differently than u said and got 12.4 seconds, which sounds wrong. Please help!