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## Homework Statement

A body moving in a straight line with constant accelaration takes 3 seconds and 5 seconds to cover two successive distances of 1m.Find the accelaration?

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A body moving in a straight line with constant accelaration takes 3 seconds and 5 seconds to cover two successive distances of 1m.Find the accelaration?

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i didnt get u

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Hmm, seems impossible without more information (i.e. initial or final velocity). Did you copy the question down properly?

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question is right

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It looks straight forward to me. Take the initial speed to be v and acceleration to be a. Take t= 0 at the beginning of the first second in which the object goes 3 feet.

The distance such an object covers is t seconds is [itex]vt+ (1/2)at^2[/itex]. In one second, it will have gone distance v+ (1/2)a. In two seconds it will have gone distance 2v+ 2a. What distance did it go the second second? Set those equal to 3 and 5 and you have two equations to solve for v and a.

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The distance such an object covers is t seconds is [itex]vt+ (1/2)at^2[/itex]. In one second, it will have gone distance v+ (1/2)a. In two seconds it will have gone distance 2v+ 2a. What distance did it go the second second? Set those equal to 3 and 5 and you have two equations to solve for v and a.

So simple, nice one.

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