# Centripetal acceleration

## Homework Statement

I am having difficulty with a problem: A race care goes around a level, circular track with a diameter of 1.00 km at a constant speed of 90.0 km/h. Wha tis the car<s centripetal acceleration in m/s^2?

Ac=v^2/r

## The Attempt at a Solution

I'm not quite sure if I'm supposed to find the radius of the 1.00 diameter or if I simply use the 1.00 km as my radius in the above equation...?

## Answers and Replies

rock.freak667
Homework Helper
..$$a=\frac{v^2}{r}$$

r=radius...so yes you must find the radius(which is half of the diameter!).

Kurdt
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