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# Problem: A jumbo jet must reach a speed of 360km/h on the runway for takeoff. What is the lowest constant acceleration needed for takeoff from a 1.80km runway?

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For this problem, we're asked to find the lowest constant acceleration for the jet to take off.

When solving problems with uniformly accelerated motion (UAM), Step Zero is making sure that the acceleration is constantotherwise, our kinematics equations don’t apply. Then we'll follow these steps to solve the problem:

1. Identify the target, known and unknown variables for each part of the problem—remember that only 3 of the 5 variablesx, v0, vf, a, and t) are needed to solve any kinematics problem.
2. Choose a UAM equation with only one unknown, which should be our target variable.
3. Solve the equation for the target variable, then substitute known values and calculate the answer.

The four UAM (kinematics) equations are:

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A jumbo jet must reach a speed of 360km/h on the runway for takeoff. What is the lowest constant acceleration needed for takeoff from a 1.80km runway?