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The cheetah can reach a top speed of 114 km/h (71 mi/h)

  1. Sep 18, 2015 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    The cheetah can reach a top speed of 114 km/h (71 mi/h). While chasing its prey in a short sprint, a cheetah starts from rest and runs 50 m in a straight line, reaching a final speed of 85 km/h.

    (a) Determine the cheetah's average acceleration during the short sprint.

    (b) Find its displacement at
    t = 3.0 s.
    (Assume the cheetah maintains a constant acceleration throughout the sprint.)

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I've been using a velocity calculator but still getting the wrong answer and honestly i just don't know what I'm doing
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  3. Sep 18, 2015 #2


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    Have you used consistent units?
  4. Sep 18, 2015 #3


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    You haven't provided any insight as to what equations you are attempting to use, and haven't shown an actual attempt. We can't help if we can't see what you've attempted.
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