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The question: A particle P is moving along the x-axis with constant deceleration 3ms-2. At time t=0s, P is passing through the origin O and is moving with speed ums-1 in the direction of x increasing. At time t=8s, P is instantaneously at rest at the pout A. Find:

A) The value of u

B) The distance OA

C) The times at which P is 24m from A.

I worked out A (got 24ms-1) and B (got 96m) which are correct according to the book. I just can't work out C. I think I know what I have to do, but I can't seem to get the right answers.

This is what I have done:

Using the equation s=ut+1/2at^2 (it says times, so I assume you make a quadratic equation from this.

s=24m

a=-3ms-2

Therefore I have 24=ut -3/2t^2

I wasn't too sure how to get u, so I used the fact that s=24m, and a=-3ms-2. Then I used v=0ms-1. I then used v^2=u^2+2as

v^2 - 2as = u^2

This gives u=12ms-1.

So then I have 24=12t -3/2t^2

Have I done this at all correct so far?

Thanks

A) The value of u

B) The distance OA

C) The times at which P is 24m from A.

I worked out A (got 24ms-1) and B (got 96m) which are correct according to the book. I just can't work out C. I think I know what I have to do, but I can't seem to get the right answers.

This is what I have done:

Using the equation s=ut+1/2at^2 (it says times, so I assume you make a quadratic equation from this.

s=24m

a=-3ms-2

Therefore I have 24=ut -3/2t^2

I wasn't too sure how to get u, so I used the fact that s=24m, and a=-3ms-2. Then I used v=0ms-1. I then used v^2=u^2+2as

v^2 - 2as = u^2

This gives u=12ms-1.

So then I have 24=12t -3/2t^2

Have I done this at all correct so far?

Thanks

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The question: A particle P is moving along the x-axis with constant deceleration 3ms-2. At time t=0s, P is passing through the origin O and is moving with speed ums-1 in the direction of x increasing. At time t=8s, P is instantaneously at rest at the pout A. Find:

A) The value of u

B) The distance OA

C) The times at which P is 24m from A.

I worked out A (got 24ms-1) and B (got 96m) which are correct according to the book. I just can't work out C. I think I know what I have to do, but I can't seem to get the right answers.

This is what I have done:

Using the equation s=ut+1/2at^2 (it says times, so I assume you make a quadratic equation from this.

s=24m

a=-3ms-2

Therefore I have 24=ut -3/2t^2

I wasn't too sure how to get u, so I used the fact that s=24m, and a=-3ms-2. Then I used v=0ms-1. I then used v^2=u^2+2as

v^2 - 2as = u^2

This gives u=12ms-1.

So then I have 24=12t -3/2t^2

Have I done this at all correct so far?

Thanks

**BailaS**)The question: A particle P is moving along the x-axis with constant deceleration 3ms-2. At time t=0s, P is passing through the origin O and is moving with speed ums-1 in the direction of x increasing. At time t=8s, P is instantaneously at rest at the pout A. Find:

A) The value of u

B) The distance OA

C) The times at which P is 24m from A.

I worked out A (got 24ms-1) and B (got 96m) which are correct according to the book. I just can't work out C. I think I know what I have to do, but I can't seem to get the right answers.

This is what I have done:

Using the equation s=ut+1/2at^2 (it says times, so I assume you make a quadratic equation from this.

s=24m

a=-3ms-2

Therefore I have 24=ut -3/2t^2

I wasn't too sure how to get u, so I used the fact that s=24m, and a=-3ms-2. Then I used v=0ms-1. I then used v^2=u^2+2as

v^2 - 2as = u^2

This gives u=12ms-1.

So then I have 24=12t -3/2t^2

Have I done this at all correct so far?

Thanks

You found u in the first part

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You found u in the first part

**TenOfThem**)You found u in the first part

Sorry if that doesn't make sense

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Oh so I still use 24ms-1 then. But then surely s=96m, because u (in part A) was starting at O, an in part C I am starting from 72m away from O (24m from A)?

Sorry if that doesn't make sense

**BailaS**)Oh so I still use 24ms-1 then. But then surely s=96m, because u (in part A) was starting at O, an in part C I am starting from 72m away from O (24m from A)?

Sorry if that doesn't make sense

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I think you would use original value for u and then use s=72m

**aaron garbett**)I think you would use original value for u and then use s=72m

If I do that I would get

72=24t - 3/2t^2

Re-arranged: 3/2t^2 - 24t + 72 = 0

Is that correct?

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Oh so I still use 24ms-1 then. But then surely s=96m, because u (in part A) was starting at O, an in part C I am starting from 72m away from O (24m from A)?

Sorry if that doesn't make sense

You have 2 choices u=24 and then s = OA-24

Or you can start again from A in which case u=0 and s = 24 not forgetting to add the 8 sec from the start

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I see. I did consider doing that but then just ended up totally confused.

If I do that I would get

72=24t - 3/2t^2

Re-arranged: 3/2t^2 - 24t + 72 = 0

Is that correct?

**BailaS**)I see. I did consider doing that but then just ended up totally confused.

If I do that I would get

72=24t - 3/2t^2

Re-arranged: 3/2t^2 - 24t + 72 = 0

Is that correct?

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hmmmmm

You have 2 choices u=24 and then s = OA-24

Or you can start again from A in which case u=0 and s = 24 not forgetting to add the 8 sec from the start

**TenOfThem**)hmmmmm

You have 2 choices u=24 and then s = OA-24

Or you can start again from A in which case u=0 and s = 24 not forgetting to add the 8 sec from the start

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hmmmmm

You have 2 choices u=24 and then s = OA-24

Or you can start again from A in which case u=0 and s = 24 not forgetting to add the 8 sec from the start

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It would give two real values for t, it is correct in the substitution you've done try solving it and see if the answers are right

**aaron garbett**)It would give two real values for t, it is correct in the substitution you've done try solving it and see if the answers are right

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**BailaS**)

Oh so I still use 24ms-1 then. But then surely s=96m, because u (in part A) was starting at O, an in part C I am starting from 72m away from O (24m from A)?

Sorry if that doesn't make sense

Using the information provided in the question, and also the information you have calculated in parts a) and b), I will describe the motion of the particle:

At time , .

It then moves forward with a constant deceleration, so that .

When the particle has a displacement , it comes to instantaneous rest, but it is still accelerating in the negative direction.

Twice on this journey, , the first when it has a positive velocity, the second when it has a negative velocity. Your task is to find out the times at which this occurs.

Here's a hint:

I'm sorry if I've repeated anything you've already said or know.

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I think that you've slightly misinterpreted the question.

Using the information provided in the question, and also the information you have calculated in parts a) and b), I will describe the motion of the particle:

At time , .

It then moves forward with a constant deceleration, so that .

When the particle has a displacement , it comes to instantaneous rest, but it is still accelerating in the negative direction.

Twice on this journey, , the first when it has a positive velocity, the second when it has a negative velocity. Your task is to find out the times at which this occurs.

Here's a hint:

I'm sorry if I've repeated anything you've already said or know.

**ExcitinglyMundane**)I think that you've slightly misinterpreted the question.

Using the information provided in the question, and also the information you have calculated in parts a) and b), I will describe the motion of the particle:

At time , .

It then moves forward with a constant deceleration, so that .

When the particle has a displacement , it comes to instantaneous rest, but it is still accelerating in the negative direction.

Twice on this journey, , the first when it has a positive velocity, the second when it has a negative velocity. Your task is to find out the times at which this occurs.

Here's a hint:

I'm sorry if I've repeated anything you've already said or know.

Thanks for explanation

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This way would also work

**aaron garbett**)This way would also work

**TenOfThem**)

hmmmmm

You have 2 choices u=24 and then s = OA-24

Or you can start again from A in which case u=0 and s = 24 not forgetting to add the 8 sec from the start

Thank you both as well I got it right this time .

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Yep I worked it out a couple of minutes ago and I got that, and the solutions work.

Thanks for explanation

Thank you both as well I got it right this time .

**BailaS**)Yep I worked it out a couple of minutes ago and I got that, and the solutions work.

Thanks for explanation

Thank you both as well I got it right this time .

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