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Posted by **David** on Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at 3:12am.

The answer given is 173.6m

I solved it this way

60km/h = 16.667m/s

A=V/T 16.667m/s / -.80m/s^2 = 20.834 seconds

D=RT 16.667m/s x 20.834seconds = 347.24m

This is wrong and I do not understand why. Am I doing it right or is the answer wrong?

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**bobpursley**, Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at 7:29amThe last equation....

distance= rate/time. You need the average velocity, not the initial. Average here is 1/2 the initial.

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**Binh-An**, Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at 10:12amHi, I'm very familiar with math. I'm 11, and I'm the king of math of my class. Your answer is twice as much as the given answer, David. Hey there, you got the second equation wrong. For the divisor you are supposed to have the time, not the acceleration. Try solving for the time by knowing about integrals (F(a)=v; F(v)=t; this is tricky, I hope it works).

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