Physics Review Question Unit: Mechanics Year: 1996 Question#: 6 Question: A car traveling at 10. meters per second accelerates at the rate of 1.5 meters per second2 while traveling a distance of 600. meters. The final speed of the race car is approximately (1 ) 1900 m/s (2 ) 910 m/s (3 ) 150 m/s (4 ) 44 m/s What is this question really asking? Explanation by: Nicole J [ Return to question menu ] Answer 1 1900 m/s INCORRECT When you use the formula to find the final velocity, the inital velocity is 10m/s, the acceleration is 1.5m/s2 and the distance os 600. meters, and if you put that into the equasion,you don't get out 1900m/s. It looks as though you forgot to take the square root of your answer. return to top Answer 2 910 m/s INCORRECT When you use the formula to find the final velocity, the initial velocity is 10m/s, the acceleration is 1.5m/s2 and the distance is 600. meters, and if you put that into the equasion, you don't get out 910m/s. return to top Answer 3 150 m/s INCORRECT When you use the formula to find the final velocity, the initial velocity is 10m/s, the acceleration is 1.5m/s2 and the distance is 600. meters, and if you put that information into the equasion, you do not get 150m/s as your answer. return to top Answer 4 44 m/s CORRECT Using the formula to find the final velocity, the initial velocity is 10m/s, the acceleration is 1.5m/s2 and the distance is 600. meters. When you put that information into the equasion, you end up getting 44m/s as the answer. return to top What's this question really asking? What is the final velocity of a car traveling 10m/s, accelerates at 1.5m/s2 and traveling a distance of 600. meters? return to top This web site is designed and maintained by Science Joy Wagon and may not be reproduced or redistributed without written permission from Science Joy Wagon. Contact with comments.