Problem: Two cars are driving at the same constant speed on a straight road, with car 1 in front of car 2. Car 1 suddenly starts to brake with constant acceleration and stops in 16 m. At the instant car 1 comes to a stop, car 2 begins to brake with the same acceleration. It comes to a halt just as it reaches the back of car 1.What was the separation between the cars before they starting braking?

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Two cars are driving at the same constant speed on a straight road, with car 1 in front of car 2. Car 1 suddenly starts to brake with constant acceleration and stops in 16 m. At the instant car 1 comes to a stop, car 2 begins to brake with the same acceleration. It comes to a halt just as it reaches the back of car 1.

What was the separation between the cars before they starting braking?

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