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Calculate Friction based on v, t, m & F

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[SOLVED] Calculate Friction based on v, t, m & F

1. Homework Statement
A dragster reaches 350km/h from rest in 6.2s. If the car is 800kg and generates a driving force of 1600N, find the force of friction acting on the car.


2. Homework Equations
Fnet = ma


3. The Attempt at a Solution
I tried converting, and then got lost from there. 350km/h is now 97.2m/s. What do I do now? How do I get friction... I know it's got something to do with gravity.

I just found out the acceleration which is 15.68m/s[tex]^2[/tex]

Edit: I got 10944N for Ff, and the book is 10900N. I can't believe I'm even close, lol, but what did I do wrong? Or is it just the book rounding it, because I've found other numbers rounded.
 
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The book rounded. You did it right if you got that answer.
 
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Alrightt!!! Thanks... at least I'm catching on to some things, and won't fail that bad :)
 

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