# physics

a jet fighter plane is launched from a catapult on an aircraft carrier. it reaches a speed of 42 m/s at the end of the catapult in 2 sec. if the acceleration is constant, what is the length of the catapult?

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1. vf^2=2*acceleration*distance

solve for acceleration

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bobpursley
2. Use the formula V=change in distance/chance in time

Equation looks like this:

42m/s= x/2

solve for x

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3. 22

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