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# Solution: A high-speed train is traveling at a constant velocity along a straight-line track from Capital City to Shelbyville. According to an observer at rest on the ground, the clocks at the railroad stations in Capital City and Shelbyville both strike noon at the same time. According to a passenger on the train, when the Capital City clock strikes noon, what time is it in Shelbyville?A. noonB. before noonC. acer noonD. The answer depends on the speed of the train.E. The answer depends on the speed of the train and the distance between Capital City and Shelbyville.

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A high-speed train is traveling at a constant velocity along a straight-line track from Capital City to Shelbyville. According to an observer at rest on the ground, the clocks at the railroad stations in Capital City and Shelbyville both strike noon at the same time. According to a passenger on the train, when the Capital City clock strikes noon, what time is it in Shelbyville?

A. noon

B. before noon

C. acer noon

D. The answer depends on the speed of the train.

E. The answer depends on the speed of the train and the distance between Capital City and Shelbyville.

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