Your assistance is required for an upcoming court case.
A traffic officer started giving chase to a vehicle passing at high speed.
Several kiliometers further, the traffic officer managed to catch up with the alleged speeding vehicle.
The defendant claims that it is a case of mistaken identity. The traffic officer claims that he never lost
sight of the speeding vehicle (despite several bends, hills and rises in the road). We require an answer
and mathematical formula to deteremine the distance the traffic officer covered when he reached his
top speed. This distance against other evidence (bends, uphill rises and downhills of the road) will allow
us to proof that the traffic officer did indeed lose sight of the speeding vehicle.
The traffic officer was initially driving at a speed of 80 Kilometers p/Hour.
When he saw the speeding vechicle he starting accelarating.
It then took him 55 seconds to reach a speed of 213 Kilometers p/Hour.
1. What distance (metric meters) did he cover by the time he reached 213 kilometers p/Hour?
2. What is the mathematical formula to this answer?
Thank you kindly!