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Solution: Kathy tests her new sports car by racing with Stan an experienced racer. Both start from rest but Kathy leaves the starting line 1.00 s after Stan does. Stan moves with a constant acceleration of 3.50 m/s2 while Kathy maintains an acceleration of 4.90 m/s2. Find (a) the time at which Kathy overtakes Stan (b) the distance she travels before she catches him and (c) the speeds of both cars at the instant Kathy overtakes Stan.

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Kathy tests her new sports car by racing with Stan an experienced racer. Both start from rest but Kathy leaves the starting line 1.00 s after Stan does. Stan moves with a constant acceleration of 3.50 m/s2 while Kathy maintains an acceleration of 4.90 m/s2. Find (a) the time at which Kathy overtakes Stan (b) the distance she travels before she catches him and (c) the speeds of both cars at the instant Kathy overtakes Stan.