(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A particle moving at 5 m/s reverses its direction in 1s to move at 5 m/s in the opposite direction. If is acceleration is constant, whatdistancedoes it travel?

2. Relevant equations

The constant acceleration equations

3. The attempt at a solution

I use x=v_{o}t + 1/2at^{2}were a= (v_{final}- v_{initial})/t. I get the wrong answer. Something about having to plug in half the time for some reason that I don't understand. Would some one please help me out?

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# Homework Help: Simple Constant acceleration equation but I dont get it!

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