A particle is moving along a straight line OA with constant acceleration 2m/s squared. At O the particle is moving towards A with speed 5.5m/s. The distance OA is 20m; find the time the particle takes to move from O to A.

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I have used the equation

s=ut + 1/2atsquared

This is Motion

Posted Fri 18th October, 2013 @ 12:27 by Artsy444

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You plug the values into s=ut+1/2at^2. You will be left with 20=5.5t+2t^2.

therefore: 2t^2+5.5t-20=0

Using the quadratic formula you can find your values for t. (Ignore negative value)

Answered Tue 10th December, 2013 @ 08:02 by Ragnaros the Firelord