A particle is moving with acceleration a(t)=36t+8. Its position at time t=0 is s(0)=14 and its velocity at time t=0 is v(0)=10.What is its position at time t=8?

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`a(t)=36t+8`  The acceleration is the derivative with respect to time of the velocity, so

`v(t)=18t^2+8t+C` Since v(0)=10 we have `10=18(0)+8(0)+C==>C=10` thus `v(t)=18t^2+8t+10`

The velocity is the derivative with respect to time of the distance function, so

`s(t)=6t^3+4t^2+10t+C` Since s(0)=14 we have:

`s(t)=6t^3+4t^2+10t+14`

For t=8 we get

`s(8)=6(8^3)+4(8^2)+10(8)+14=3422`

The position of the particle is 3422 units.

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