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Homework Help: Covering distance question?

  1. Jun 4, 2012 #1
    How long (s) will it take a car to cover a distance of 699 m if it accelerates from rest at a rate of 3.4 m/s^2?
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  3. Jun 4, 2012 #2


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    Hello ashurina. Welcome to PF !

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  4. Jun 4, 2012 #3
    I have tried t = v1-v2/ a however, im stuck because it gave me a rather large number like 206 it doesnt seem logical. And thank you, I didnt realise that
  5. Jun 5, 2012 #4
    You're equating v1=669 m.
    Unit for velocity v is m/sec.
  6. Jun 5, 2012 #5
    This is a very easy problem.
    use s=ut+(1/2)at[itex]^{2}[/itex]
  7. Jun 5, 2012 #6
    Shouldn't give the PO the solution.
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