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A particle starts from the origin with a velocity of 10 m/s and moves with a constant acceleration till the velocity increases to 50 m/s. At that instant the acceleration is suddenly reversed. What will be the velocity of the particle, when it returns to the starting point?

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    avg velocity =30m/s
    vf^2=vi^2+2ad
    2500=100+2a d or d=1200/a

    So new issue: we apply -a to stop it first.
    vf=vi+at=50-a*t or t=50/a to stop.
    it now has went a second distance of
    vf^2=Vi^2+2ad
    0=50^2-2a d or
    d=1250/a+1200/a

    now on the return trip from the max total distance to the original position
    vf^2=vi^2+2ad
    vf^2=2(-a)(-1250/a-1200/a(
    vf^2=2*2450
    vf=sqrt(4900( =70m/s in the opposite direction of the original 10m/s
    check my math.

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