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Question B 04 (c) 

The velocity of a particle is determined by its position so that the position function satisfies the equation where . The particle is at initially. (c) Suppose that at , the particle is at . Another particle whose position is determined by the same equation is initially at . What is the location of this particle at ? Hint: Look at the phase line carefully. Explain briefly. 
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Hint 

Observe that the phase line has the reflectional symmetry with respect to the point . 
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Solution 

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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. As we mentioned in the Hint, the phase line has the reflectional symmetry with respect to the point . This implies that if we start at , then in time , it moves the same amount but to the opposite direction. In particular, in , we have . 