In this problem, we're going to use the kinematic equation:

$\overline{){\mathbf{\u2206}}{\mathbf{x}}{\mathbf{=}}{\mathbf{}}{{\mathbf{v}}}_{{\mathbf{0}}}{\mathbf{t}}{\mathbf{+}}{\frac{1}{2}}{\mathbf{a}}{{\mathbf{t}}}^{{\mathbf{2}}}}$

Since both the Honda and Porsche start from rest, v_{0} = 0.

A Porsche challenges a Honda to a 100-m race. Because the Porsches acceleration of 3.5 m/s^{2} is larger than the Hondas 3.0 m/s^{2}, the Honda gets a 1.0 s head start.

Who wins?

By how many seconds?

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