Arturo O. answered • 09/09/17

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I think you meant so say

d(t) = v

_{i}t + (1/2)at^{2},which is distance traveled at constant acceleration a, with initial speed v

_{i}, starting from d = 0.The quantities v

_{i}and a are constants. The independent variable is time t. Note that d(t) does not depend on final speed v_{f}.Jenna R.

I understand that "t" is the independent variable. However, that's not what the question is asking. The question is asking what variable that equation is independent of.

therefore, would it make sense to say that the answer is choice Vf because it does not appear in the equation at all? If it helps, this is how one would get to the equation above:

you would have to combine these two equations to eliminate Vf and get the equation in the question.

delta d = 1/2 (Vi +Vf) delta t

AND

Vf = Vi t a delta t

therefore, would it make sense to say that the answer is choice Vf because it does not appear in the equation at all? If it helps, this is how one would get to the equation above:

you would have to combine these two equations to eliminate Vf and get the equation in the question.

delta d = 1/2 (Vi +Vf) delta t

AND

Vf = Vi t a delta t

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Arturo O.

It is correct to say that d(t) does not depend on v

_{f}, so the answer from the list is (3).
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Arturo O.

But I should also clarify that technically, v

_{f}is not a a variable in this problem. It is a constant.
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Jenna R.

therefore, would it make sense to say that the answer is choice Vf because it does not appear in the equation at all? If it helps, this is how one would get to the equation above:

you would have to combine these two equations to eliminate Vf and get the equation in the question.

delta d = 1/2 (Vi +Vf) delta t

AND

Vf = Vi t a delta t

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