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## Homework Statement

A drag racer’s acceleration is 26.6 meters/second2, and at the end of the race, its final speed is 146.3 meters per second. What is the total distance the drag racer traveled?

## Homework Equations

Vf^2=1/2(26.6)(146.3)^2= 409 meters

## The Attempt at a Solution

Ok..

The attempt at the solution is my problem.. if any of you are familiar with physics for dummies workbook and read this question on p.34 it says that the equation above = 409 meters.. My questions is how?!

When i enter 1/2(26.6)(146.3)^2 into my calculator i get 284669.077.. Which is a long way off from the answer the book gives.

I am not currently a student in a math program I just find math fascinating but this has been bugging me for weeks. I was hoping someone could show me what i am missing