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anonymous
 3 years ago
Suppose you are on a conveyor belt walkway at an airport. The walkway is moving at 0.50 m/s. You walk backward at 0.80 m/s to hand your suitcase to a friend who is 3.0 m behind you. A security guard stands alongside the walkway watching this. What is your speed relative to the guard?
a. 0.30 m/s
b. 0.50 m/s
c. 1.30 m/s
d. 0.80 m/s
Please help me understand!!! :/
anonymous
 3 years ago
Suppose you are on a conveyor belt walkway at an airport. The walkway is moving at 0.50 m/s. You walk backward at 0.80 m/s to hand your suitcase to a friend who is 3.0 m behind you. A security guard stands alongside the walkway watching this. What is your speed relative to the guard? a. 0.30 m/s b. 0.50 m/s c. 1.30 m/s d. 0.80 m/s Please help me understand!!! :/

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anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0A? How did you get that :)?

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0the belt is, lets say moving towards north at 0.5 m/s and you walking towards south at 0.8 m/s. Your relative speed will be 0.8 m/s  0.5 m/s = 0.3 m/s

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ohhhhhhhh. That was so simple! Thanks so much :)
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