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

A car accelerates from 18 m/s to 45 m/s in 12 s. Assume constant acceleration.

What was its acceleration? How far did it travel?

I know that the acceleration is 2.25 m/s/s but I'm not sure how to go from acceleration to distance traveled.

2. Relevant equations

I'm guessing that its this one

vf^2 = vi^2 + 2a * ChangePosition

3. The attempt at a solution

(vf^2 - vi^2)/2a = change in position

So I get 45^2 - 18^2 / 24 which equals 70.875 meters. When I submitted the problem I got the acceleration right but I screwed up the change in position.

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# Homework Help: Using acceleration to find distance traveled

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