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Suppose a car is traveling at +24.1 m/s, and the driver sees a traffic light turn red. After 0.366 s has elapsed (the reaction time), the driver applies the brakes, and the car decelerates at 8.00 m/s2. What is the stopping distance of the car, as measured from the point where the driver first notices the red light?

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    D = Do + (V^2-Vo^2)/2a.
    D = 24.1m/s*0.366s + (0-(24.1)^2/-16 =
    8.82 + 36.3 = 45.1 m.

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