Chapter 5.1, Problem 53E

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8th Edition

James Stewart

ISBN: 9781285740621

Textbook Problem

Two cars, A and B, start side by side and accelerate from rest. The figure shows the graphs of their velocity functions.

(a) Which car is ahead after one minute? Explain.

(b) What is the meaning of the area of the shaded region?

(c) Which car is ahead after two minutes? Explain.

(d) Estimate the time at which the cars are again side by side.

To determine

**a)**

**To explain:**

Which car is ahead after one minute?

Explanation

The greater area covers greater distance.

From the graph, the curve of car A is more than the curve of car B after one minute...

To determine

**b)**

**To explain:**

The meaning of area of shaded region

To determine

**c)**

**To explain:**

Which car is ahead after two minutes?

To determine

**d)**

**To estimate:**

The time at which the cars are again side by side

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