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Homework Help: Physics help! Speed/ Acceleration question

  1. Jun 4, 2012 #1
    While driving from a city, a man gets stuck at 1.71 m/s behind a slow driver. He finally gets a passing lane, hits the gas and speeds up with a constant acceleration of 0.076 m/s^2 what is his speed in (m/s) after accelerating for 9.97 km?
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  3. Jun 4, 2012 #2
    What have you tried so far?
  4. Jun 4, 2012 #3
    I figured it out finally, this was a tough one but i got it

    V = √[Vi² + 2ax] = √[1.71² + 2*.076*9970] = 38.97 m/s
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