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Speed of a Ball Relative to a Stationary Person

Consider a bike moving with a speed of 0.80 past a stationary person. If the rider fires an object in the direction in which he is moving with a speed of 0.70 relative to himself, determine the speed of the ball relative to the stationary person.

Solution Summary

Word document to describe how fast a ball thrown from a bike will travel relative to a watcher.