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MATH100 December 2016

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Question 11 (b)

and , two people of identical height , stand beneath a street lamp of height . walks in a straight line and at a constant speed away from the street lamp. One second later, walks in a straight line and at the same speed, but in the opposite direction, away from the street lamp. As and move away from the lamp, their shadows grow longer.

(b) As and walk away from the lamp, both their shadows are getting longer. Whose shadow is changing length faster, two seconds after left the lamp? Justify your answer.

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