Oh my gosh, how did that work!
Expressed in fps, it works fine.
y-intercept 88 fps, x intercept 150'
So to change the y axis to mph, I just multiply the right side of the equation by 60mph/88fps, right?
Sheesh, didn't see that one coming.
Hi--thanks for the response. Well, I worked my way to the final equation you posted (it matches up to the final equation in my original post--may not have been clear, I didn't realize I could write in LaTeX). The problem is that I calculate a stopping distance of 150' by using average speed *...
This isn't actually a homework question, it's for a vehicle safety project at work, but I think it fits in this forum.
A truck is traveling down the road at 60 mph, and begins to decelerate at a rate of 0.8 g.
I'd like to find the total distance it takes the truck to...