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Question from Tamara, a student:

An object has an initial speed of 5 m/s and is accelerating with 2 m/s2 (m/s squared) acceleration. What will be its speed after 10s?


The initial speed is 5 metres per second and it is accelerating at 2 metres per second per second. Thus in each second the speed increases by 2 metres per second. What is its speed after 10 seconds?


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