A fugitive tries to hop on a freight train traveling at a constant speed of 4.8 m/s.

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Just as an empty box car passes him, the fugitive starts from rest and accelerates at a = 1.5 m/s2 to his maximum speed of 6.2 m/s , which he then maintains.How long does it take him to catch up to the empty box car?

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