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It took some time to take on board the qualification 'uniform acceleration'.

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couldassume that the rate of acceleration is inversely proportional to the final speed (linear), but that really isn't the case with cars. So, with the given data, this problem is not solvable. The best you can do is find an estimate.

What would the estimate be then?

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It is a rough estimation, given that it should take more time to get that extra 19 mph from 81 to 100 mph than the 21 mph from 60 to 81 mph. Aerodynamic drag is proportional to the speed squared.

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BTW:

271.37 m = 890.3 ft

271.37 m = 890.3 ft

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