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# When you apply brakes to a car, in which direction is its acceleration?

When we apply brakes to the car, then the direction of the acceleration is opposite to that of the motion of car.

Let the car is moving in positive x direction. Now, we apply brake to stop the car. Now for stopping the car force must act on it (Newton’s First Law) in opposite direction. Hence acceleration is in negative x direction. We may also call it as retardation.

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