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Homework Help: A subway train

  1. Jan 19, 2008 #1
    A subway train starts from rest at a station and accelerates at a rate of 1.60m/s2 for 14.0s. It runs at a constant speed for 70.0s and slows down at a rate of 3.50m/s2 until it stops at the next station. Find the total distance covered.

    I have no idea what to do for this problem.
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  3. Jan 19, 2008 #2


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    What kinematic equations do you know? You must have some idea if you are studying this stuff. Give more information on what it is you don't understand. Start by breaking up the problem into pieces. The accelerating part, the constant speed part and the decelerating part.

    Give it a try.
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