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A 1000 kg car traveling at a speed of 40 m/s skids to a halt on wet concrete where [tex]\mu[/tex]_{k}= 0.60. How long are the skid marks?

2. Relevant equations

Vf = Vi + 2ad

fk = [tex]\mu[/tex]_{k}N = ma

3. The attempt at a solution

This problem is driving me crazy. Nowhere in the book does it tell you how to do this or even a similar problem. Plus, online, all I can find is how to find the speed once you've found the length of the skid marks! And yes, I tried doing the problem in reverse but the answer never comes out right.

Here is what I've done.

1000 * 9.8 = 9800

9800 *.6 = 5880

acceleration = 5880/1000 = 5.88

0 = 40 + 2 * 5.88 * d

d = 3.4

I know I've done something incredibly wrong here because the answer in the back of the book is 136!

I appreciate the help

a(1000) = 5800

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

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# Homework Help: Length of Skid Marks

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