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Problem: You’re driving down the highway late one night at 20 m/s when a deer steps onto the road 35 m in front of you. Your reaction time before stepping on the brakes is 0.50 s, and the maximum deceleration of your car is 10 m/s2.(a) How much distance is between you and the deer when you come to a stop?(b) What is the maximum speed you could have and still not hit the deer?

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You’re driving down the highway late one night at 20 m/s when a deer steps onto the road 35 m in front of you. Your reaction time before stepping on the brakes is 0.50 s, and the maximum deceleration of your car is 10 m/s2.
(a) How much distance is between you and the deer when you come to a stop?
(b) What is the maximum speed you could have and still not hit the deer?

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