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Homework Help: Help Isolate Time in this equation.

  1. Feb 26, 2013 #1
    Δd= Vi Δt + 1/2 aav Δt^2

    I need to isolate Δt

    The Δd is displacement not distance
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  3. Feb 26, 2013 #2


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    I think aav would just be 'a' right?

    Well what you have on the right side is a quadratic equation, so try to complete the square.
  4. Feb 26, 2013 #3


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    (or use the standard -b ±√etc quadratic equation formula … same result :wink:)
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