# Covering distance question?

1. Jun 4, 2012

### ashurina

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?

2. Jun 4, 2012

### SammyS

Staff Emeritus
Hello ashurina. Welcome to PF !

What have you tried?

Where are you stuck?

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3. Jun 4, 2012

### ashurina

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

4. Jun 5, 2012

### azizlwl

You're equating v1=669 m.
Unit for velocity v is m/sec.

5. Jun 5, 2012

### jayaganesh

This is a very easy problem.
use s=ut+(1/2)at$^{2}$

6. Jun 5, 2012

### azizlwl

Shouldn't give the PO the solution.