When a car skids after applying its brakes, the acceleration of the car is in the opposite direction to the velocity of the car. If the acceleration of the car would remain constant in this direction, the car would do which of the following?
a) never stop but continue to speed up in the forward direction
b) eventually stop and then start to speed up in the forward direction
c) eventually stop and then start to speed up in the reverse direction
d) eventually stop and remain stopped
The Attempt at a Solution
I think the answer is d. My logic is that since the velocity vector and the acceleration vector are pointing in opposite directions, and the car is applying its brakes, the velocity is decreasing. Even the acceleration is constant, then the car will eventually stop because the velocity will reach zero if the brakes are being put on. Could someone please verify this? Am I right?