# A speed boat moving at a velocity of 25 m/s runs out of gas and drifts to a stop 3 minutes later 100 meters away. What is its rate of deceleration?

##### 1 Answer

Dec 30, 2015

#### Explanation:

From Newton's Equations of Motion, we have:

where,

Since the boat decelerates from

Substituting these values in the above equation, we have:

The negative sign indicates that the boat has decelerated. We can simply write that deceleration is equal to