In this problem, we are required to calculate the distance covered before stopping given the initial velocity, v0, the final velocity, vf, and time, t of the deceleration.
This is a Kinematics problem since it mentions time and initial & final velocities for a constant deceleration.
We'll follow the following simple steps!
We need to remember the four kinematic equations in order to solve the problem. These are:
A motorcycle is moving at 30 m/s when the rider applies the brakes, giving the motorcycle a constant deceleration. During the 3.0 s interval immediately after braking begins, the speed decreases to 15 m/s. What distance does the motorcycle travel from the instant braking begins until the motorcycle stops?