What is the difficulty? You know, I presume, that starting with intial speed [tex]v_0[/itex] and acceleration a, you move a distance in time t. Let be the time used to accelerate and be the time used to decelerate. You know that minutes. The train travels distance and reaches speed . It then decelerates at -2x for time and so travels a distance

[/quote]2. A train passes a station A at 30 km/h, maintains this speed for 7km and is then uniformly retarded to stop at B, 8km from A. A second train starts from A at the instant the first train passes it. It is uniformly accelerated for part of the way and uniformly retarded at the same rate for the rest of the way to stop at B at the same time that the first train stops. Find the greatest speed of the second train.

Thanks.

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