Problem: You are standing at rest at a bus stop. A bus moving at a constant speed of 5.00 m/s passes you. When the rear of the bus is 16.0 m past you, you realize that it is your bus, so you start to run toward it with a constant acceleration of 0.960 m/s2.How far would you have to run before you catch up with the rear of the bus?How fast must you be running then? Find the final speed just as you reach the bus.Would an average college student be physically able to accomplish this?

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You are standing at rest at a bus stop. A bus moving at a constant speed of 5.00 m/s passes you. When the rear of the bus is 16.0 m past you, you realize that it is your bus, so you start to run toward it with a constant acceleration of 0.960 m/s2.

How far would you have to run before you catch up with the rear of the bus?

How fast must you be running then? Find the final speed just as you reach the bus.

Would an average college student be physically able to accomplish this?

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