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Homework Help: Help with a distance equation

  1. Jun 30, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    a rail carraige has a mass of 1200kg. the train engine shunts it along the track giving it an average accleration of 0.6ms-2. determine the distance travelled by the carraige in 60 seconds if started from rest.

    2. Relevant equations
    i think its something like V*T + 1/2A*Tsquared


    3. The attempt at a solution

    0*60 + .5*.6 * 60 squared

    this number seems to big what am i doing wrong?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Jun 30, 2011 #2
    the answer i am getting is 1080m
     
  4. Jun 30, 2011 #3
    thats right
     
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