# Two runners start one hundred meters apart and run toward each other. Each runs ten meters during the first second.

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Two runners start one hundred meters apart and run toward each other. Each runs ten meters during the first second. During each second thereafter, each runner runs ninety percent of the distance he ran in the previous second. Thus, the velocity of each person changes from second to second. However, during any one second, the velocity remains constant. Make a position–time graph for one of the runners. From this graph, determine

(a) How much time passes before the runners collide and

(b) The speed with which each is running at the moment of collision.

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