(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

I am currently working a project that involves a car going around a circle. Right now, i am just simplifying it down to just the car and the circle (not including anything about the friction between the tires, or any other forces.) So it should be fairly straightfoward, but i dont understand why i am getting a rediculously large answer...

The Circle's radius is 25meters. At a given instance the car is traveling around the circle on the outmost side (25 meters) at a velocity of 35 m/s. The mass of the car is 1134kg, the weight is 2500lbs.

2. Relevant equations

i just used Centripedal Acceleration= Mass * Velocity Squared over

Radius Squared

3. The attempt at a solution

My problem is i keep getting 5556.6 as my acceleration. Thats seems wayyyy to large for an answer. Am i missing something?

Thanks

Andrew

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# Homework Help: Centripedal Acceleration

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