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Question: 

An observer on Earth sees an alien vessel approach at a speed of 0.60c. The fictional starship Enterprise comes to the rescue (Fig. 26–13), overtaking the aliens while moving directly toward Earth at a speed of 0.90c relative to Earth. What is the relative speed of one vessel as seen by the other?

Problem 50.

Figure 26-13.

Source: Giancoli, Douglas C., Physics: Principles with Applications, 7th Edition, 2014.

Quick Answer: 

$0.65c$

Giancoli 7th Edition, Chapter 26, Problem 50

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Chapter 26, Problem 50 is solved.

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