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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A car was moving on the highway at a speed of 90 km/h. The driver then stepped

on the gas and started to accelerate uniformly at a rate of 0.26 m/s^2, and he was

able to overtake a truck in 35 s.

What was the final speed of the car after this

time?

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

90km = 25 m/s

0.26m/s^2 x 35sec = 9.1 m/s

Therefore, the car was originally traveling @ 25m/s and with acceleration it gained 9.1 m/s.

25 m/s + 9.1 m/s = 34.1 m/s--- converted to123 km/h

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# Homework Help: Acceleration Question

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