# Calculate acceleration

#### dumbo_101

A corvette starts from rest and travels 69 m in 5.0 s. What is its acceleration?
I know that acceleration is the change in velocity over time, and the initial velocity is 0 m/s, but I am not sure how I can get acceleration from the info given...

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s= ut + 1/2 ft2

#### dumbo_101

69=0(5)+(1/2)a(5)^2
Solve for a
a = 5.5 m/s

#### Cervesa

69=0(5)+(1/2)a(5)^2
Solve for a
a = 5.5 m/s
pay attention to your units, $a = 5.5 \, m/s^2$