Two particles move in the xy-plane. At time t, the position of particle A is given by x(t)=4t−4 and y(t)=2t−k, and the position of particle B is given by x(t)=3t and y(t)=t^2−2t−1.
Find k so that the particles are sure to collide.
My initial thought wast to take the derivatives of the equations, but then the k would just drop out, so that's not right.
Any suggestions? Thanks!