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A car is traveling 20 m/s when the driver sees a child standing on the road. He takes 0.8 s to react, then steps on the brakes and slows at 7.0 m/s2. How far does the car go before it stops?

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reaction time = 0.8 seconds at 20 m/s
distance = 0.8 s * 20 m/s = 16 m.

From v0²-v² = 2aS
where v0 and v are initial and final velocities,
a, acceleration
S, distance travelled

braking distance
= (0-20²)/(2*(-7 m/s²))
= 40.8 m.

Total distance = ?

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40.8

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