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, what distance does it travel?
The constant acceleration equations
The Attempt at a Solution
I use x=vot + 1/2at2 were a= (vfinal- vinitial)/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?