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A Corvette, initially traveling at a speed of 6 m/s, speeds up (accelerates) at a rate of 0.2 m/s2 for 3 s. How far does it travel during that time?

I tried d=vi*t-.2*t^2 but I did not get the correct answer

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    You should have used the equation

    d = vi*t + 0.1*t^2

    You don't have an minus sign in front of the accleration term, and you forgot to divide the acceleration by 2.

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