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Homework Help: Help with skidding car problem

  1. Oct 19, 2013 #1
    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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  3. Oct 19, 2013 #2


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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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