Solution: How soon will the second automobile overtake the first?

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How soon will the second automobile overtake the first?

Problem Statement: EE Board October 1996

An automobile moving at a constant velocity of a 15 m/sec passes a gasoline station. Two seconds later, another automobile leaves the gasoline station and accelerates at a constant rate of 2 m/sec^2. How soon will the second automobile overtake the first?

  • A. 15.3 sec
  • B. 16.8 sec
  • C. 13.5 sec
  • D. 18.6 sec

Problem Answer:

The second automobile will overtake the first in 16.8 seconds.

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