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was wondering if someone can help me out. Question: a jet has a length of 59.7 meters. The runway on which the plane lands intersects another runway. The width of the intersection is 25m. the plane decelerates through the intersection at a rate of 5.70 m/s^2 and clears it with a final speed of 45 m/s. how much time is needed for the lkplane to clear the intersection?

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    vf2 = vi2 + 2ad
    (45m/s)2 = vi2 + 2(-5.7m/s^)(25m)
    Solve for Vi
    Find the average velocity = (vi+vf)/2
    Divide the width of the intersection by vavg

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    Oops, I did not take the length of the plane into account. My first solution shrank the plane to a point concentrated at the end of its tail. I think this can be fixed by changing the distance, d, from 25m to (25+59.7) m.

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