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    What is the distance covered before the car comes to a stop?

    I need a little help getting started. Any help is appreciated!

    A car is traveling at 50 mph when the brakes are fully applied, producing a constant deceleration of 100 mph^2. What is the distance covered before the car comes to a stop?
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    Quote Originally Posted by REWIND10 View Post
    I need a little help getting started. Any help is appreciated!

    A car is traveling at 50 mph when the brakes are fully applied, producing a constant deceleration of 100 mph^2. What is the distance covered before the car comes to a stop?
    HI

    you can use the motion formulas , v^2=u^2+2as , where v is final velocity , u , the initial velocity, a , the accleration , and s , distance travelled

    (0)^2=(50)^2+2(-100)s

    Solve for s
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