A car is moving with at a constant speed of 60 km h–1

Question:

A car is moving with at a constant speed of 60 km h–1 on a straight road. Looking at the rearview mirror, the driver finds that the car following him is at a

distance of 100 m and is approaching with a speed of 5 km h –1. In order to keep track of the car in the rear, the driver begins to glance alternatively at the rear

and side mirror of his car after every 2 still the other car overtakes. If the two cars were maintaining their speeds, which of the following statement (s) is/are

correct?

(a) The speed of the car in the rear is 65 km h–1.

(b) In the side mirror, the car in the rear would appear to approach with a speed of 5 km h–1 to the driver of the leading car.

(c) In the rearview mirror the speed of the approaching car would appear to decrease as the distance between the cars decreases.

(d) In the side mirror, the speed of the approaching car would appear to increase as the distance between the cars decreases.

Solution:

(d) In the side mirror, the speed of the approaching car would appear to increase as the distance between the cars decreases.

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