Problem: A fugitive tries to hop on a freight train traveling at a constant speed of 5.1 m/s . Just as an empty box car passes him, the fugitive starts from rest and accelerates at exttip{a}{a} = 1.4 m/s2 to his maximum speed of 6.1 m/s .How long does it take him to catch up to the empty box car?What is the distance traveled to reach the box car?

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A fugitive tries to hop on a freight train traveling at a constant speed of 5.1 m/s . Just as an empty box car passes him, the fugitive starts from rest and accelerates at = 1.4 m/s2 to his maximum speed of 6.1 m/s .

How long does it take him to catch up to the empty box car?

What is the distance traveled to reach the box car?

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