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Marioqwe

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## Homework Statement

The velocity is given by the relation v = 7.5(1 - 0.04x)^0.3 and v is in mi/h and x in mi. Determine the acceleration in ft/s^2 at t = 0 knowing that x = 0 when t = 0.

## Homework Equations

## The Attempt at a Solution

At t = 0, v = 7.5 mi/h, x=0

I know that a = v dv/dx

a = v[d(7.5(1 - 0.04x)^0.3)/dx] = (7.5)(7.5)(0.3)(-0.04)(1 - 0.04x)^-0.7

a = -0.675 mi/h * 5280ft/mi * h/3600 * h/3600 = -2.75 * 10^-4 ft/s^2

What am I doing wrong?

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