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a car is traveling in a straight line and decelerating at a constant rate. after 3.2 s it traveled 88m and slowed to a speed of 17m/s what was the initial speed of the car?
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a car is traveling in a straight line and decelerating at a constant rate. after 3.2 s it traveled 88m and slowed to a speed of 17m/s what was the initial speed of the car?
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nikvistBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
\[t=3.2s\quad,\quad s=88m\quad,\quad v=17m/s\]\[v=v_0at\quad\Rightarrow\quad a=\frac{v_0v}{t}\]\[v^2=v_0^22as=v_0^22\frac{v_0v}{t}s=v_0^2\frac{2s}{t}v_0+\frac{2s}{t}v\]\[v_0^2\frac{2s}{t}v_0+\frac{2s}{t}vv^2=0\]\[v_0=\frac{\frac{2s}{t}\pm\sqrt{\left(\frac{2s}{t}\right)^24\left(\frac{2s}{t}vv^2\right)}}{2}=\]\[=\frac{s}{t}\pm\sqrt{\left(\frac{s}{t}\right)^2\frac{2s}{t}v+v^2}=\frac{s}{t}\pm\sqrt{\left(\frac{s}{t}v\right)^2}=\]\[=\frac{s}{t}\pm\left(\frac{s}{t}v\right)\quad\mbox{(only sign +)}\]\[v_0=\frac{2s}{t}v=38m/s\]
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shubhamBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
OR Use this equation of motion S = {(u+v)/2}t 88m = {(u+17)/2}3.2 u=5513 = 38m/s
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shubhamBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
For constant accelarations, velocity is linear function of time and hence you can assume mean of initial and final velocities to be the average velocity. So, you don't need a actually.
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AJTurnbullBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
oh that makes it easy been trying to figure that out all night
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