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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsPhysics · 2 months ago

Help me out with the hypothetical physics question...?

Let's say I can run 18 miles per hour. Let's say I'm able to be connected to a person that is significantly slower than me. If I were to take off sprinting, and this slower person HAD to sprint with me, if their body isn't able to go as fast as mine or reach my speed, what would happen to them when we started running? Would their legs break, would they fall, would they be able to run as fast as me for a while but then die?

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Tethered to a slower person, you would no longer be able to run at 18 miles per hour. You would either be able to run together at something between your individual maximum speeds, or they would fall, forcing you to "run" at considerably less.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    You won't be able to attain such speed (8.0 m/sec) , since you have to haul the slower partner till this last falls ....

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