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Average speed and Rich Eisen's ineptitude in the 40-yard dash

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At the 2010 NFL draft, NFL Network anchor Rich Eisen was dared to run the 40-yard dash. The 40-something reporter in a suit was no match for the 22 year old NFL draft prospects. Eisen's colleagues put together this segement mocking his inability to outrun even the largest draftees.

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Use the average speed - distance - time relationship and unit conversion methods to answer the following questions:1. What is the average speed of Rich Eisen running the 40 yard dash, in meters per second?2. What is the average speed of Jacoby Ford (the fast guy with yellow shoes), in meters per second?3. What is the average speed of Terrence “Mount” Cody (the big guy in green), in meters per second?4. If Rich Eisen and “Mount” Cody ran a 100-meter long race, who would win and by how much of a distance? (You may assume that they run the 100-meter race with the same average speed that they ran the 40-yard dash.)
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