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Homework Help: Distance traveled

  1. Sep 24, 2004 #1
    A car starts from rest and accelerates uniformly for 8 s.

    The distance traveled in the 8 s is greater than the distance traveled in the first second by a factor of:


    I think you use this formula, but I don't know.

    Vo = 0
    X1 = 1/2at1^2
    X2 = 1/2at2^2

    X1/X2 = (1/2)at1^2 / (1/2)at2^2

    = t1^2 / t2^2
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 24, 2004 #2
    seems ok to me
    t1 = 8 and t2 = 1
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