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A Mini Cooper can accelerate from 0.0 mph to 90 mph in 8.82 seconds. How far does the car travel during the acceleration period?

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    acceleration = change in velocity/change in time

    = (90-0)/(8.82/3600) = 36735 miles/hour^2

    It accelerates that way for 8.82/3600 = .00245 hours

    distance = (1/2) a t^2

    = .5 * (36735)(.00245)^2

    = .11 miles

    if you want feet
    .11 miles (5280 feet/mile) = 582 feet

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