**Answer:**

Car B reaches car A in 19.7 s.

**Explanation:**

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The equation of the position of an object moving in a straight line at constant acceleration is as follows:

x = x0 + v0 · t + 1/2 · a · t²

Where:

x = position of the object at time t.

x0 = initial position.

v0 = initial velocity.

t = time.

a = acceleration

When both cars meet, their positions are the same. At the meeting point:

position of car A = position of car B

xA = xB

x0A + v0A · t + 1/2 · aA · t² = x0B + v0B · t + 1/2 · aB · t²

Let´s place the origin of the frame of reference at the point where A is located. In that case x0A = 0 and x0B = 2900 m. Since both cars are initially at rest, v0A and v0B = 0. So, the equation gets reduced to this:

1/2 · aA · t² = x0B + 1/2 · aB · t²

If we replace with the data we have and solve for t:

1/2 · 4 m/s² · t² = 2900 m - 1/2 · 11 m/s² · t²

2 m/s² · t² = 2900 m - 5.5 m/s² · t²

5.5 m/s² · t² + 2 m/s² · t² = 2900 m

7.5 m/s² · t² = 2900 m

t² = 2900 m / 7.5 m/s²

t = 19.7 s

Car B reaches car A in 19.7 s.