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Answered 2011-07-19 22:26:30

Distance = (1/2 of acceleration) x (time squared)

You can change this around to solve it for acceleration or time.

(Time squared) = (distance)/(half of acceleration)

Time = the square root of [ (2 x distance)/(acceleration) ]

Be careful . . .

This is only true if the distance and the speed are both zero when the time begins.

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