Driving 50 miles per hour (mph), calculate how many feet it will take you to stop your vehicle.

Stopping Distance = Reaction Distance + Braking Distance

## Calculate Braking Distance:

Braking Distance = | Speed^{2} |

| 20 |

Braking Distance = | 50^{2} |

| 20 |

Braking Distance = | 2500 |

| 20 |

Braking Distance = 125

## Reaction Distance = Speed, Calculate Stopping Distance:

Stopping Distance = 50 + 125

Stopping Distance =

**175 feet**Therefore, if you are driving 50 mph, it will take you approximately 175 feet to stop your car.

### How does the Stopping-Braking Distance for a Car Calculator work?

Calculates the estimated stopping distance of a vehicle given a speed in miles per hour (mph)

This calculator has 1 input.

### What 2 formulas are used for the Stopping-Braking Distance for a Car Calculator?

- Stopping Distance = Reaction Distance + Braking Distance
- Braking Distance = Speed
^{2}/20

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### What 3 concepts are covered in the Stopping-Braking Distance for a Car Calculator?

- braking
- distance
- interval between two points in time

d = rt - speed
- the rate at which someone or something is able to move or operate

s = d/t where d is distance travelled and t is time elapsed

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