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Homework Help: maths - two dimensional motion

Posted by Maggie on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 9:09am.

The problem I am trying to solve is from AQA Mechanics M1 and is as follows:

An object is moving in a plane. At time t=0, it is at the origin, O, and moving with velocity u. After 2 seconds it is at A where OA = -2i - 4j. After a further 3 seconds it is at B where AB = 10i - 40j. Show that this is consistent with constant acceleration a, Find a and u.

I don't understand what "Show that this is consistent with constant acceleration a"means, Do I have to find the acceleration between O and A and then between A and B and work out if they are the same? I've tried this with the initial velocity of u to find the acceleration for the first step and the velocity at the end of the first step then I tried to use the velocity as the start point for the second step with a different a hoping it would come out as the same value as a in the first step. The equations were enormous and I don't think this was the right approach. However, this question being unlike any example or other exercises in the chapter, I'm at a loss to know where to start.

Any clues?

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