Posted by Rachel on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 12:51am.
If a car goes from 0 to 100 mph in six seconds with constant acceleration, what is that acceleration?

calculus 2  Reiny, Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 8:32am
let the acceleration be a
then
v = at + c
when t=0, v=0 , so c = 0
v = at
when t=6 , v = 100
100 = 6a
a = 100/6 = 50/3
the acceleration is (50/3 mph) / sec