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Homework Help: Calculating Stopping Distance

  1. Feb 17, 2008 #1
    A car is travelling up a 15 degree slope at a speed of 35.0 m/s when the driver slams on the brakes and skids to a halt. The coefficient of kinetic friction between the tires and road is 0.800. Find the cars acceleration and the stopping distance.

    I found the acceleration and was trying to the find the stopping distance using x=xo + voxt+ axt^2/2. I don't know if this is the right approach.
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  3. Feb 17, 2008 #2


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    This is how I would solve for the stopping distance. I think you are on the right track. Continue working and see if you get the right answer. If not, then we are here.:smile:
  4. Feb 17, 2008 #3
    I suppose you could use v^2=u^2+2as
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