Posted by Bob on Saturday, September 12, 2009 at 3:32pm.
A car slows down from 23 m/s to rest in a distance of 85m. What is its constant acceleration?
I got 6.224, but a friend was telling me it's 3.11 and that I had to divide by 2. Why is that?

Physics B  drwls, Saturday, September 12, 2009 at 3:53pm
The average velocity during deceleration is 11.5 m/s. The time required to decelerate is 85/11.5 = 7.39 s
The acceleration rate is 23 m/s/7.39s = 3.11 m/s^2
I added the minus sign because it is decelerating

Physics B  Bob, Sunday, September 13, 2009 at 10:31am
How did you get the average velocity?

Physics1  Christina, Monday, November 4, 2013 at 10:02pm
i think 3.11

Physics B  Anonymous, Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 5:23pm
A car slows down uniformly from a speed of 15.0 m/s to rest in 6.00 s .
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