# Homework Help: Motion at Constant Acceleration Question 2

1. Jan 14, 2010

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
A light plane must reach a speed of 33 m/s for takeoff. How long a runway is needed if the (constant) acceleration is 3.0m/s^2?

2. Relevant equations
I looked at the Kinematics Equations and tried to re-arrange them to be able to find the distance with what I was given.

3. The attempt at a solution
I am not sure how to start it, this is always my problem I can't seem to figure out what formula to use.

2. Jan 14, 2010

### rock.freak667

You have a final velocity, an initial velocity (the plane should be at rest) and an acceleration. You want to find a displacement.

Which of the kinematic equation contains those 4 quantities?

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4. Jan 14, 2010

### rock.freak667

So when you use that, what do you get for 'd'?

5. Jan 14, 2010

### jasper10

v^2 = 0 * 2as
where v is final velocity, a is acceleration and s is the distance

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