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Help with skidding car problem

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Hi, can you please help me by guiding me through how to set this problem up so I know how to solve it? Thanks!

Attempting to stop on a slippery road, a car moving at 72km/h skids at a 30∘ to its initial motion, stopping in 4.1s. Determine the average acceleration in m/s2, in coordinates with the x-axis in the direction of the original motion and the y-axis toward the side to which the car skids.
 

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tiny-tim
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hi l2udolph! :wink:

first find the average acceleration, then split it into the two components

show us what you get …

start with one of the standard constant acceleration equations :smile:
 

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