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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

When a driver brakes an automobile, friction between the brake disks and the brake pads converts part of the car's translational kinetic energy to internal energy. If a 1500 kg automobile traveling at 32 m/s comes to a halt after its brakes are applied, how much can the temperature rise in each of the four 3.5 kg steel brake disks? Assume the disks are made of iron [tex](c_{p} = [/tex] 448 J/kg•°C) and that all of the kinetic energy is distributed in equal parts to the internal energy of the brakes.

2. Relevant equations

[tex]c_{p,x}m_{x}T_{x}[/tex] = [tex]c_{p,y} m_{y} T_{y}[/tex]

3. The attempt at a solution

I really don't know where to start with this problem... A little push and I can do the rest, but...

[tex]c_{p,x}m_{x}T_{x}[/tex] = [tex]c_{p,y} m_{y} T_{y}[/tex]

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