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A jumbo jet must reach a speed of 360 km/h on the runway for takeoff. What is the least constant acceleration needed for takeoff form a 1.80 km runway?

I couldn't figure out which equation to use

I think there are a couple of equations involved here.
You're given s=1.8km and v_final =360km/hr
You'll need to look for equations that relate s,v,a and t
You might use s=(1/2)at^2 and v=at
You'll need to do some manipulating and substituting. You might also want to convert the km/hr to m/sec.
I'll be glad to check your work.

  • physics -

    You seem to have figured most of this out already. However, I would recommend using the equation:
    v^2 = 2as.

    This brings you to:
    10000 = 2*1800*a

    a=10000/3600 = 2.78 (3sf)

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