# A GCE OL pastpaper question.

1. Jul 25, 2007

### lihinii

A GCE OL pastpaper question.......

Can someone get over this for me please............thanx ie

The velocity, v m/s, of a particle P after t seconds is given by
v = 20 + 12*t[squared] - t[cubed] , t is larger than 0.

Calculate the value of t when the acceleration of P is 0.

2. Jul 25, 2007

### janhaa

$$v(t)=20+12t^2-t^3,\;\;t>0$$

$$We \;know:\,a(t)=v\prime(t)$$

$$a(t)=24t-3t^2=0$$

$$t=8\,(sec)$$