# Multi-step accelerationWatch

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A particle moving with constant acceleration travels 6 metres in 4 seconds, and a further 10 metres in the next 6 seconds.
Find the acceleration of the particle?

Obviously, I'd like to understand, so if you could give me the thought process.
Thanks
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4 weeks ago
#2
(Original post by Mlopez14)
A particle moving with constant acceleration travels 6 metres in 4 seconds, and a further 10 metres in the next 6 seconds.
Find the acceleration of the particle?

Obviously, I'd like to understand, so if you could give me the thought process.
Thanks
To solve you need two equations and I would make the initial speed = u and reference both equations from this start
Using s = ut + 0.5 t-squared
First equation t = 4 and s = 6
Second equation t = 10 and s = 16
Simultaneous equations and use calculator to solve these days
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#3
(Original post by swinroy)
To solve you need two equations and I would make the initial speed = u and reference both equations from this start
Using s = ut + 0.5 t-squared
First equation t = 4 and s = 6
Second equation t = 10 and s = 16
Simultaneous equations and use calculator to solve these day
Hold on, is s = ut + 0.5 t^2 an actual equation because I've never seen it before? Maybe you're confusing it with s = ut + 0.5at^2, though we are missing acceleration
Last edited by Mlopez14; 4 weeks ago
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4 weeks ago
#4
(Original post by Mlopez14)
Hold on, is s = ut + 0.5 t^2 an actual equation because I've never seen it before? Maybe you're confusing it with s = ut + 0.5at^2, though we are missing acceleration
Well spotted
I forgot the acceleration a
S = ut + 0.5at_squared
Sorry
It’s quite PAINFULwriting equations on these boards
Is there no equation editor facility
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#5
(Original post by swinroy)
Well spotted
I forgot the acceleration a
S = ut + 0.5at_squared
Sorry
It’s quite PAINFULwriting equations on these boards
Is there no equation editor facility
That is alright, no issues.
When writing complex formulae, you can use LaTex which gives you editing options.
Can be quite painful at first but here is the link: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/help/latex
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4 weeks ago
#6
(Original post by Mlopez14)
That is alright, no issues.
When writing complex formulae, you can use LaTex which gives you editing options.
Can be quite painful at first but here is the link: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/help/latex
Thanks
[tex]\sqrt[3]{1+x^2}[tex] gives \sqrt[3]{1+x^2}
[tex]\sqrt[3]{1+x^2}[tex]
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