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Homework Help: Pretty simple distance traveled given acceleration problem

  1. Sep 3, 2008 #1
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    Hey, Im not sure why I cant get the right answer for my online physics homework, it keeps telling me the answer Im putting is wrong! My question is:

    The light turns green, and a bicyclist starts forward with an acceleration of 1.0 m/s^2. How far must she travel to reach a speed of 7.8 m/s?

    I think Im going about figuring it out the wrong way...

    Thanks for any help! :)

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  3. Sep 3, 2008 #2


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    Here is a link to formulas relating 1 dimensional kinematic problems with distance, time velocity and acceleration. Look at these formulas and think about which may apply for your problem.

  4. Sep 3, 2008 #3
    Awesome thank you...ill see what i come up with
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