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## A motorist traveling with a constant speed of 15 m/s (about 34 mi/h) passes a school-crossing corner, where the speed limit is 0 m/s (about

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A motorist traveling with a constant speed of 15 m/s (about 34 mi/h) passes a school-crossing corner, where the speed limit is 0 m/s (about 22 mi/h). Just as the motorist passes, a police officer on a motorcycle stopped at the comer starts off in pursuit with constant acceleration of 3.0 m/S2. (a) How much time elapses before the officer catches up with the motorist? (b) What is the officer’s speed at that point? (c) What is the total distance each vehicle has traveled at that point? Please help me

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## Answers ( )

Answer:(a) 10 s

(b) 30 m/s

(c) 150 m

Explanation:The motorist’s position at time t is:

x = 15t

The officer’s position at time t is:

x = ½ (3) t² = 1.5 t²

(a) When they have the same position, the time is:

15t = 1.5 t²

t = 0 or 10 s

(b) The officer’s speed is:

v = 3t

v = 30 m/s

(c) The position is:

x = 15t = 150 m