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Problem: Four cars undergo acceleration as described by the data in the following table.CarInitial Velocity (m/s)Final Velocity (m/s)Time period (s)A2.011.03.0B-5.03.02.0C1.0-5.02.0D0.025.010.0Rank the accelerations from most positive to most negative.

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Acceleration is defined as the change in velocity in a given time. 

It is given by:

a=vt=vf-v0t, where a is acceleration, vf is the final velocity, v0 is the initial velocity, and t is time.

Let's now calculate acceleration for the four cars. 

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Four cars undergo acceleration as described by the data in the following table.

CarInitial Velocity (m/s)Final Velocity (m/s)Time period (s)
A2.011.03.0
B-5.03.02.0
C1.0-5.02.0
D0.025.010.0

Rank the accelerations from most positive to most negative.

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