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Most recent answer: 11/12/2011
Q:
what is the fomula for calculating acceleration when distance in meters is given and time in seconds is given???? please reply the answer which i have asked above
- MEHAK (age 17)
KARACHI,PAKISTAN
A:
Hello Mehak,
There is not enough information about the initial conditions to answer your question.  The reason is that the distance depends not only on the acceleration but on the initial velocity and position as well.    There is an extensive section on our web site about this problem .  Just type 'acceleration' into the search box and browse around. 

LeeH

(published on 11/12/2011)

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