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# A car traveling in a straight line has a velocity of 5.0 m/s. After an acceleration of 0.75 m/s/s, the cars velocity is 8.0. In what time interval did the acceleration occur?

vs - velocity on beginning ve - velocity on ending. You've got: $v_s = 5 \frac{m}{s} \\ v_e=8 \frac{m}{s} \\ \hbox{Then:} \\ \Delta v=v_e - v_s = 8 \frac{m}{s} - 5\frac{m}{s}=3 \frac{m}{s} \\ a=0,75 \frac{m}{s^2} \\ \hbox{And from formula:} \\ a=\frac{\Delta v}{\Delta t} \qquad \Rightarrow \qquad \Delta t= \frac{\Delta v}{a} \\ \hbox{Substitute:} \\ \Delta t=\frac{3\frac{m}{s}}{0,75 \frac{m}{s^2}}= \frac{3}{\frac{3}{4}} s= 3 \cdot \frac{4}{3} s= 4 s$ So he needed  4 second.