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Two cars pass each other traveling at the same speed. One car has a constant velocity of 18.0 m/s east. The other car has a constant acceleration of 3.00 m/s^2, west. How much time will have elapsed until the cars are 128 m apart?

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    s1=v•t
    s2= v•t+a•t²/2
    180= s1+s2 = v•t +v•t+a•t²/2=2 v•t+a•t²/2
    a•t² +4 v•t -360 = 0
    3 t²+72t-360 =0
    t²+24t-120 =0
    1= -12±sqrt(144+120)
    t=4.25 s.

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