A car is traveling at 50 mi/h when the brakes are fully applied, producing a constant deceleration of 38 ft/s2... A car is traveling at 50 mi/h when the brakes are fully applied, producing a constant deceleration of 38 ft/s2. What is the distance covered before the car comes to a stop? (Round your answer to one decimal place.) _____________ft.

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For the unit to be consistent, convert 38 ft/s^2 to mi/h^2. Use the conversion factor,

1 mile = 5280 feet and 1 hour = 3600 seconds.

So,

`38 `  `(ft)/s^2`  `xx`  `(1 mi)/(5280ft)`  `xx` `( 3600s)^2/(1h)^2` `=` `93272.27` `(mi)/h^2`

Then, use the formula of constant acceleration to determine the distance travelled (s) by the car before it came to stop. The...

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