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A car accelerates from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 6.5 seconds. Determine the distance traveled in this time and the acceleration. Assume constant acceleration.

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  1. Assuming our answer is to be in ft and sec, convert mi/hr to ft/sec

    60 mi/hr * 5280ft/mi * hr/3600sec = 88 ft/sec

    v = at
    88 = 6.5a
    a = 13.538 sec

    s = 1/2 a t^2 = 1/2 * 13.538 * 6.5^2 = 286 ft

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