Posted by Sam on Tuesday, February 3, 2009 at 10:39pm.
a car attempts to stop and slides 25.5m while accelerating at 4m/s^2. The car's initial velocity was 20m/s. Find the time the slide took. Note that the final velocity is not known and that you need a quadratic solution.
I know the quadratic formula, but I'm not sure how to plud in the values; could sombody please calrify. Thank you in advance. :)

Physics  please, I really need help  bobpursley, Tuesday, February 3, 2009 at 10:51pm
Vf^2=Vi^2 +2a* disance
find Vfinal first. You have Vi, a, distance. Remember a is negative.
Now, knowing Vf.
Vf=Vi+ a*time
Now find time.
YOu do not need the quadratic formula.
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