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Old 01-15-14, 11:32 AM   #31
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A question for the 1/4 milers, a 1/2 a second difference is equal to around how many car lengths if both cars are doing around 100 mph at the end of a 1/4 mile drag race. Just curious. Thanks
Let's see if my dumb brain did this correctly. 100mph = 146.67 feet per second. So if two cars are traveling at 100 MPH and are 1 second apart, thats 146.67 feet between them. Cut in half that's 73.335 feet. The average car length is 13.5 feet long. so that's 5.4 car lengths behind if the 2nd car finished 1/2 second behind the leader when both are traveling 100mph. I do that right?
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Sounds good to me, all though if you were to go to the moon on a shuttle, you would not want me to figure out the parameters to get you there. Thanks

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Let's see if my dumb brain did this correctly. 100mph = 146.67 feet per second. So if two cars are traveling at 100 MPH and are 1 second apart, thats 146.67 feet between them. Cut in half that's 73.335 feet. The average car length is 13.5 feet long. so that's 5.4 car lengths behind if the 2nd car finished 1/2 second behind the leader when both are traveling 100mph. I do that right?
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