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

At time t = 0, a car has a velocity of 16 m/s. It slows down w/an acceleration given by -0.50t in m/s^2 for t in seconds. It stops at t =?

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

v = 16 - 0.5t

16/.5 = t

16 x 2 = t

32 = t

Did I set this up wrong? My answer is incorrect. It even works intuitively, if speed is reduced by .5 every second, starting at 16, it will take 32 subtractions of .5 to equal 0.

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# Homework Help: Time when car stopped given initial velocity and acceleration

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