Hello everyone, this problem may seem simple to all of you, but I seem to be having a mental block. My physics prof assigned some review last class and I seem to be stuck on this problem.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Here goes:

When a high speed train traveling at 161km/h rounds a bend, the engineer see that there is a locomotive lying on the track directly ahead of the moving train. The locomotive is traveling at 29.0km/h in the same direction as the train, and is 676m away when the train sees it. The engineer of the high speed trian imeediatelly applyes the brakes.

(a) that must be the decelleration of the train in order not to hit the locomotive. (friction is neglected).

Ive tried setting distance traveled of the two events equal to eachother, and I keep getting a decelleration of -1.43m/s^2, but the answer is 0.93m/s^2. A helpfull hint on how to approach the problem would be fantastic.

Awaiting a reply, Thanks.

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