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speeds of the shuffle and probe relative to Earth.

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A spaceship moves away from Earth at a speed 0.874c and fires a shuttle craft that then moves in a forward direction at 0.21c relative to the ship. The pilot of the shuttle launches a probe forward at a speed of 0.412c relative to the shuttle.
Determine the speed of the shuttle relative to Earth. Answer in units of c.

Part 2
Determine the speed of the probe relative to Earth. Answer in unit sof c.

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The solution shows how to calculate the speed of the shuttle relative to Earth and the speed of the probe relative to Earth in detail.

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