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11th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305952300

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Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305952300
Textbook Problem

A moving walkway at an airport has a speed v1 and a length L. A woman stands on the walkway as it moves from one end to the other, while a man in a hurry to reach his flight walks on the walkway with a speed of v2 relative to the moving walkway, (a) How long does it take the woman to travel the distance L? (b) How long does it take the man to travel this distance?

(a)

To determine
The time taken for the woman to travel the distance L .

Explanation

The velocity of the woman is v1 .

The distance to be travelled is L .

The time taken is the ratio of the distance travelled to the speed.

Conclusion:

The time taken is,

t

(b)

To determine
The time taken for the man to travel the distance L .

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