Problem: A car beginning at rest accelerates at 5 m/s2 for 2s, coasts at a constant speed for 4 s, and then decelerates to a stop in 4s. How far did the car travel during these 10s?

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A car beginning at rest accelerates at 5 m/s2 for 2s, coasts at a constant speed for 4 s, and then decelerates to a stop in 4s. How far did the car travel during these 10s?

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