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A boat is travelling at 30 metres per second and begins to decelerate at 0.6 metres per second/per second. How much distance would it cover ( in metres) would it cover before it comes to a compete stop?

I have tried solving this with the question v2^2 = v1^2 + 2ad.

v1 = The intial velocity which is 30 metres per second

v2 = The final velocity which I believe is 0 meters per second; a complete stop.

a = The acceleration which is 0.6 metres per second/per second

d = Distance covered

When I try to solve the equation and isolate the variable "d" I get a rediculous answer.

Am I doing something wrong? Is v2 not 0 metres per second? Is this the wrong equation? Do I need to find out other variables such as time to solve this?

All help is appreciated.

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