Problem

(III) Two cars approach a street corner at right angles to each other (Fig. 3-47). Car 1 travels at a speed relative to Earth v1 E = 35 krrwh, and car 2 at v2E = 55 km/h. What is the relative velocity of car 1 as seen by car 2? What is the velocity of car 2 relative to car 1 ?

Problem 52P

Step-by-step solution

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The following vector diagram represents the relative motion of car 1 as seen from car 2.

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= Velocity of car 1 wrt ground = 35km/hr

= Velocity of car 2 w r t ground = 55km/hr

= Velocity of car 1 w.r.t car 2

Therefore, the magnitude of the relative velocity,