# Calculating acceleration and time of a jet

The catapult of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln accelerates an F/A-18 Hornet jet fighter from rest to a takeoff speed of 173 mi/h in a distance of 307 ft. Assume constant acceleration.

1) Calculate the acceleration of the fighter in m/s2

2) Calculate the time required for the fighter to accelerate to takeoff speed.

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