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Molly1235

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## Homework Statement

"Explain why friction is important in accelerating and decelerating a car. In your answer discuss factors affecting the magnitude of the acceleration and state the direction in which friction acts for both acceleration and deceleration.

## Homework Equations

None, as far as I know. No calculations required.

## The Attempt at a Solution

I'm really really stuck. All I could think of was when you drive a car on ice there is NO friction, meaning that if you try to accelerate or decelerate there is no gradual change in velocity - it just keeps going. But I don't know how to relate that to the question. Would be really grateful for some help!

Thank you