A car travelling at an initial velocity [tex]v_{0}[/tex] applies its brakes to come to a stop. The coeffictien of friction is [tex]\mu[/tex]. What distance is required to stop?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I know that you can solve for x using this equation:

[tex]v^2=v_{0}^2+2ax[/tex]

-but i don't know how to solve for acceleration a. any help?

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# Friction problem

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