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How long does it take an automobile traveling in the left lane of a highway at 65.0 km/h to overtake (become even with) another car that is traveling in the right lane at 40.0 km/h when the cars' front bumpers are initially 80 m apart?

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    Divide the initial separation distance by the relative velocity.

    80 m/(105,000 m/h) = 0.000762 h = 0.457 min = 2.74 seconds

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    where did u get 105,000 m/h from?

  • physics -

    He got the 105,000 by adding the Initial Velocities together.

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