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Classical Mechanics

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Relative Motion: Running Racers

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Bob and Fred are running in a race. Five minutes into the race Bob is $1200\text{ m}$ from the finish line, while Fred is $1100\text{ m}$ from the finish line and running at $3.8\text{ m/s}$. Realizing that he is behind, Bob picks up his pace so he's running $0.3\text{ m/s}$ faster than Fred.

Who will win the race?

A

Bob.

B

Fred.

C

They will tie.

D

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