Problem: The driver of a car wishes to pass a truck that is traveling at a constant speed of 20.1 m/s . Initially, the car is also traveling at a speed 20.1 m/s and its front bumper is a distance 24.1 m behind the trucks rear bumper. The car begins accelerating at a constant acceleration 0.610 m/s2 , then pulls back into the trucks lane when the rear of the car is a distance 26.1 m ahead of the front of the truck. The car is of length 4.60 m and the truck is of length 21.1 m .How much time is required for the car to pass the truck?What distance does the car travel during this time?What is the final speed of the car?

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The driver of a car wishes to pass a truck that is traveling at a constant speed of 20.1 m/s . Initially, the car is also traveling at a speed 20.1 m/s and its front bumper is a distance 24.1 m behind the trucks rear bumper. The car begins accelerating at a constant acceleration 0.610 m/s2 , then pulls back into the trucks lane when the rear of the car is a distance 26.1 m ahead of the front of the truck. The car is of length 4.60 m and the truck is of length 21.1 m .

How much time is required for the car to pass the truck?

What distance does the car travel during this time?

What is the final speed of the car?

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