Kinematics decelerating

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A car is initially traveling at 50.0 km/h. The brakes are applied and the car stops over a distance of
35 m. What was magnitude of the car's acceleration while it was braking?



for this problem i know you have to use V= (Vf^2 - Vo^2)/2a



how do you figure out the initial velocity after the breaks are applied?
 

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lewando
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for this problem i know you have to use V= (Vf^2 - Vo^2)/2a
You mean to say: x - x0 = (Vf2 - V02)/2a

how do you figure out the initial velocity after the breaks are applied?
It is given: 50km/h
 

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