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

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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  = Speed2 20

 Braking Distance  = 502 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)
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### What 2 formulas are used for the Stopping-Braking Distance for a Car Calculator?

1. Stopping Distance = Reaction Distance + Braking Distance
2. Braking Distance = Speed2/20

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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