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David Donald

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## Homework Statement

While traveling on the highway with your 1000kg car, at 115.2 km/h, where you’re ABS (automatic

braking system) is disabled. This means braking is relying solely on the friction of your tires with the road when they stop spinning. A dear jumps into the road 50 meters in front of you. If the frictional force created by you slamming on your brakes is 4000N. What will your final stopping distance be? Will you

hit the dear? Assume no air resistance.

## Homework Equations

Kinematics?

## The Attempt at a Solution

Sum of Forces in The X direction

(Force O' Car) - (Force O' Friction) = -ma

I solved for acceleration and got -5.8 m/s^2

plugging these into the kinematics equation I got a time... 5.52 seconds

plugging that into the Xf = Xo + Vox t + 1/2 a t^2 I got a distance which is wrong

what gives? what am i doing wrong?