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Grade: 12


A car was moving with avelocity of 30 m/s. the driver braked and the car stopped after 2 seconds.assuming that the acceleration of the car was constant during the pressure period , find the acceleration and the distance travelled by the car between the time the driver pressed the brakes and the stopping time

9 years ago

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vikas askiitian expert
509 Points

initial velocity  = u = 30m/s

final velocity = v= 0

accleration = a     

we have , v = u + at

               0 = 30 + 2a               

  or      a = -30/2 = -15m/s2            (retardation)

now  , we have 

            v2  =  u2  +  2as

 v=0 , u =30 , a=-15

        0 = 302 + 2*(-15)s

       s = 30m                 

retardation = -15m/s2   &  distance covered before stopping is 30m

9 years ago
AKASH GOYAL AskiitiansExpert-IITD
419 Points

Dear Student

As acceleration is constant

Apply V=u+at

here final velocity V=0

a=-u/t = -30/2=-15 m/s2

-ve sign denotes deceleration (acceleration opposite to the direction of initial velocity)

now apply S=ut + at2/2

S=30*2 -15*22/2 = 60-30= 30m


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