# Time to Overtake

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The **Time to Overtake** calculator computes the amount of time needed to overtake a vehicle based on the speeds of the two vehicles and the head start.

**INSTRUCTION:** Choose units and enter the following:

- (
**h**) Distance between the vehicle (i.e. the head start) - (
**V**) This is the velocity of the chase vehicle._{1} - (
**V**) This is the velocity of the lead vehicle._{2}

**Time to Overtake (t):** The calculator returns the time in minutes. However, this can be automatically converted to compatible units via the pull-down menu.

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The formula for the time required to overtake is:

t = h / (V_{1} - V_{2})

where:

- t is the time required at the specified velocities for vehicle 1 to overtake vehicle 2.
- h is the distance between the vehicles or the head-start.
- V
_{1}is the velocity of vehicle one - V
_{2}is the velocity of vehicle two.

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