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# A body starts to slide over a horizontal surface with an initial velocity of 0.5 m/s. Due to friction, its velocity decreases at the rate 0.105 m/s2. How much time will it take for the body to stop?

Using the first equation of motion: v = u + at

where: v = final velocity = 0 m/s
u = initial velocity = 0.5 m/s
a = acceleration = -0.105 m/s2
t = time = ??

v = u + at
0 = 0.5 - 0.105 x t
0.105 x t = 0.5
t =
s =4.76 s

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