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How do i find force and distance in this question

  1. Mar 23, 2015 #1
    A 35 kg bobsled starts at rest and accelerates to 5 m/s on the horizontal section of the course how much work was done on the bobsled?

    i know W=Fd but how do i find force and distance in this problem
    i also know that f=ma but what does it mean when says that it accelerates does it means that its velocity or acceleration?
    i have tried d=(0)T + (1/2)(5)T but im not sure how to find time with the information or if that is correct
     
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  3. Mar 23, 2015 #2

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    Hi jacob275c. Welcome to PF!

    Since you don't know F or d, you might take a different approach. Have you studied how work is related to energy?
     
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