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MATH102 December 2011

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Question 08 (iii)

You are driving down the highway when you see a sleeping moose. You apply the brakes and carefully stop your car 20m away from the animal. While you are looking for your camera the moose wakes up. It instantly charges toward your car at a constant speed of 8m/s. One second later, you start backing away from the moose at a constant acceleration of 2m/s2.

(iii) A few days later you are shopping for a new car. You would like to purchase a faster car to avoid moose accidents. What is the minimum acceleration a that your car would have needed to avoid being caught by the moose in the previous scenario?

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