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 Ganesh Ujwal July 9th, 2018 04:53 AM

How to solve apart problems?

A and B leave their places and start moving towards each other. If they are 50m apart after both 2 minutes and 3 minutes, how far apart are their places?

I draw the diagram of this problem:

https://i.imgur.com/2yacgZf.jpg

After this. how to proceed from here?

 MarkFL July 9th, 2018 06:12 AM

I would write:

\$\displaystyle d-50=2v\$

\$\displaystyle d+50=3v\$

Can you proceed?

 skipjack July 9th, 2018 07:26 AM

Further information is needed, else it needs to be assumed that \$v\$ is a constant.

 Ganesh Ujwal July 9th, 2018 08:11 AM

Quote:
 Originally Posted by MarkFL (Post 596382) I would write: \$\displaystyle d-50=2v\$ \$\displaystyle d+50=3v\$ Can you proceed?
why d - 50 = 2v ? why not d +50 = 2v?

 MarkFL July 9th, 2018 08:17 AM

After 2 minutes, the combined distance covered by the two moving objects is 50 m less than their initial distance apart (which I've labeled d).

 Ganesh Ujwal July 9th, 2018 07:44 PM

Quote:
 Originally Posted by MarkFL (Post 596391) After 2 minutes, the combined distance covered by the two moving objects is 50 m less than their initial distance apart (which I've labeled d).
What combined distance covered by the two moving objects are you referring?

Are you referring to this:

https://i.imgur.com/3MbCxu1.jpg

combined distance = AC + DB?

 MarkFL July 9th, 2018 07:49 PM

Yes, the combined distance covered by A and B after 2 minutes is the entire initial distance between them minus the gap between them.

 Ganesh Ujwal July 10th, 2018 05:11 AM

Quote:
 Originally Posted by MarkFL (Post 596425) Yes, the combined distance covered by A and B after 2 minutes is the entire initial distance between them minus the gap between them.
What about 3 minutes?

 skipjack July 10th, 2018 05:33 AM

1 Attachment(s)
Attachment 9802
Not the best diagram above, but you can get the idea.

AC + DB is now AB + 50 m (where AB = d).

 Ganesh Ujwal July 10th, 2018 05:51 AM

Quote:
 Originally Posted by skipjack (Post 596451) Attachment 9802 Not the best diagram above, but you can get the idea. AC + DB is now AB + 50 m (where AB = d).
How did you draw the diagram? It was awesome.

I didn't get the idea, but I understand the diagram.

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