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A race car can be slowed with a constant acceleration of -11 m/s^2

a. If the car is going 55 m/s, how many meters will it travel before it stops?

b. How many meters will it take to stop a car going twice as fast?

I'm confused a little, for these two problems they both want distance? or just time for a?

  • Physics -

    ok like one of the teachers previously stated to find the time.

    V = Vi + at
    0 = 55 - 11t
    55 = 11t
    5 = t

    But for this problem i think you have to find two distance.

    A, to find the distance
    B, to find the distance i guess if the time is doubled, right?

  • Physics -

    A. stopping distance = (stopping time) x (average speed)
    = (V/a)*(V/2) = V^2/(2a)

    B. If the speed doubles, with deceleration rate "a" staying the same, the stopping distance is four times farther.

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    56 mph7 34mph

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