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Firecracker A is from you. Firecracker B is from you in the same direction. You see both explode at the same time. Define event 1 to be “firecracker A explodes” and event 2 to be “firecracker B explodes.” Does event 1 occur before, after, or at the same time as event 2? Explain.

Event 1 will occur after event 2.

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Step 1: Given information

We have given,

Firecracker A distance =

Firecracker B distance =

We have to find the which event will occur first.

Step 2: Simplify

As the distance from the firecracker A is less then the firecracker B.

Since speed are same for both the firecracker to observe to me.

So we can say that the time for the event A to observe will be fast then the event B.

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