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Alan leaves Los Angeles at 8:00 am to drive to San

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Problem 1E

Problem 1E

Alan leaves Los Angeles at 8:00 am to drive to San Francisco, 400 mi away. He travels at a steady 50 mph. Beth leaves Los Angeles at 9:00 am and drives a steady 60 mph.

a. Who gets to San Francisco first?

b. How long does the first to arrive have to wait for the second?

Step-by-Step Solution:

Solution 1E

Step 1 of 4:

In this question, we need to find who reaches to San Francisco first

In part b, we need to find time first person has to wait for the second person to reach

Data given

Time of departure for Alan

Time of departure for Beth

Distance travelled

Speed of Alan

Speed of Beth

Part a:

Step 2 of 4

Chapter 2, Problem 1E is Solved
Step 3 of 4

Textbook: Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics
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Author: Randall D. Knight
ISBN: 9780321740908

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