We’re being asked to calculate the kinetic energy of a moving automobile.

To calculate for **Kinetic Energy (K.E.)**, we’re going to use the following equation:

$\overline{){\mathbf{K}}{\mathbf{.}}{\mathbf{E}}{\mathbf{.}}{\mathbf{=}}\frac{\mathbf{1}}{\mathbf{2}}{\mathbf{m}}{{\mathbf{v}}}^{{\mathbf{2}}}}$

E_{kinetic energy} = J

m = mass, in kg

v = velocity of the e^{-} = m/s

**Given:**

Calculate the kinetic energy, in joules of a 1260-kg automobile moving at 18.0 m/s.

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