Originally Posted by

**classicstrings**

Q: A bus starts from rest and moves with a constant acceleration until it reaches a speed of 18 m/s. It continues at this speed for a time, after which it is brought to rest with constant deceleration. The total time taken is 24 seconds and the distance travelled by the bus is 288 metres. If the time for the deceleration is half that for the acceleration, find:

a) the time the bus takes to decelerate from its top speed to rest.

b) the distance the bus travels at its top speed of 18 m/s.

Not sure how to tackle these questions, thank you!