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A rocket launched outward from Earth has a speed of 0.100c relative to Earth. The rocket is directed toward an incoming meteor that may hit the planet. If the meteor moves with a speed of 0.250c relative to the rocket and directly toward it, what is the velocity of the meteor as observed from Earth?

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1 of 4We will find the velocity of the meteor relative to the observer on Earth using the equation 26.16 from our textbook.

**Given:**

$\begin{align*} v&=0.100c\\ u'&=-0.250c\\ c&=3\cdot10^8\frac{\text{m}}{\text{s}} \end{align*}$

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