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Problem: Dario, a prep cook at an Italian restaurant, spins a salad spinner and observes that it rotates 20.0 times in 5.00 seconds and then stops spinning it. The salad spinner rotates 6.00 more times before it comes to rest. Assume that the spinner slows down with constant angular acceleration. What is the angular acceleration of the salad spinner as it slows down in rad/s2?

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This question has two parts: motion without acceleration and motion with acceleration.

Rotational kinematic equations:

ωf=ω0 + αtθ=12(ω0+ωf)tθ=ω0t +12αt2ωf2=ω02+2αθ

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Dario, a prep cook at an Italian restaurant, spins a salad spinner and observes that it rotates 20.0 times in 5.00 seconds and then stops spinning it. The salad spinner rotates 6.00 more times before it comes to rest. Assume that the spinner slows down with constant angular acceleration. What is the angular acceleration of the salad spinner as it slows down in rad/s2?

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