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Each aisle of a six-aisle Automated Storage/Retrieval System is to contain 50 storage compartments in the length direction and 8 compartments in the vertical direction. All storage compartments will be the same size to accommodate standard size pallets of dimensions: x = 36 in and y = 48 in. The height of a unit load z = 30 in. Using the allowances a = 6 in, b = 8 in, and c = 10 in, determine

(a) How many unit loads can be stored in the AS/RS, and

(b) The width, length, and height of the AS/RS. The rack structure will be built 18 in above floor level.

An automobile accident investigator needs to determine the initial westerly velocity of a Jeep (m = 1720kg) that may have been speeding before colliding head-on with a Volkswagen (m = 1510 kg) that was moving with a velocity of 75.7 km/h east. The speed limit on this road is 90 km/h. After the collision, the Jeep and the Volkswagen stuck together and continued to travel with a velocity of 15.5 km/h west.

(a) Find the initial westerly velocity of the Jeep.

(b) Was the Jeep speeding?