I have been in Physics for a month now and have been plagued by one simple detail, why in most Kinematic equations is acceleration given the coefficient of one-half? I have been researching lately and have not found any understand reasoning, in most explanations I just see the one-half appear as it had always been there. Granted we do not have to understand how to derive one equation into another, I cannot have something like this on my conscience. I guess I like to understand rather than follow blindly. If anyone has explanation for the phenomenon I will greatly appreciate it. My math background goes as far as Calculus 1 which stopped at Integrals so hopefully these equations do not require anything beyond that. Thank you. I love the forums, have been an abundance of help with any questions I come across in my efforts to do homework.