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To compute for distance covered, three essential parameters are needed and these parameters are **initial velocity (u), acceleration (a) **and **time (t).**

The formula for calculating distance covered:

S = ut + 0.5at²

Where;

S = Distance Covered

u = Initial Velocity

t = Time

a = Acceleration

Let’s solve an example;

Find the distance covered when the initial velocity is 21, acceleration is 10 and the time is 15.

This implies that;

u = Initial Velocity = 21

t = Time = 15

a = Acceleration = 10

S = ut + 0.5at²

S = (21 x 15) + (0.5 x 10 x 15²)

S = 315 + (0.5 x 10 x 225)

S = 315 + (1125)

S = 1440

Therefore, the **distance covered **is **1440 m .**

**Calculating the Initial Velocity when the Distance Covered, the Acceleration and the Time is Given.**

u = ^{S – 0.5at2} / _{t}

Where;

u = Initial Velocity

S = Distance Covered

t = Time

a = Acceleration

Let’s solve an example;

Find the initial velocity when the distance covered is 48 with a time of 8 and an acceleration of 9.

This implies that;

S = Distance Covered = 48

t = Time = 8

a = Acceleration = 9

u = ^{S – 0.5at2} / _{t}

u = ^{48 – 0.5(9)(82)} / _{8}

u = ^{48 – 0.5(9)(64)} / _{8}

u = ^{48 – 288} / _{8}

u = ^{– 240} / _{8}

u = – 30

Therefore, the **initial velocity **is **– 30 m/s.**

**Calculating the Time when the Distance Covered, the Initial Velocity and the Acceleration is Given.**

t = ^{S – u} / _{0.5a}

Where;

t = Time

S = Distance Covered

u = Initial Velocity

a = Acceleration

Let’s solve an example;

Given that the distance covered is 52, the initial velocity is 22 and the acceleration is 15. Find the time?

This implies that;

S = Distance Covered = 52

u = Initial Velocity = 22

a = Acceleration = 15

t = ^{S – u} / _{0.5a}

t = ^{52 – 22} / _{0.5(15)}

t = ^{30} / _{7.5}

t = 4

Therefore, the **time **is **4 s.**

**Calculating the Acceleration when the Distance Covered, the Initial Velocity and the Time is Given.**

a = ^{S – ut} / _{0.5t2}

Where;

a = Acceleration

S = Distance Covered

u = Initial Velocity

t = Time

Let’s solve an example;

Find the acceleration when the distance covered is 61, the initial velocity is 12 and the time is 5.

This implies that;

S = Distance Covered = 61

u = Initial Velocity = 12

t = Time = 5

a = ^{S – ut} / _{0.5t2}

a = ^{61 – (12 x 5)} / _{0.5(52)}

a = ^{61 – 60} / _{0.5(25)}

a = ^{1} / _{12.5}

a = 0.08

Therefore, the **acceleration **is **0.08.**

Nickzom Calculator – **The Calculator Encyclopedia** is capable of calculating the distance covered.

To get the answer and workings of the distance covered using the **Nickzom Calculator – The Calculator Encyclopedia. **First, you need to obtain the app.

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Once, you have obtained the calculator encyclopedia app, proceed to the **Calculator Map, **then click on **Motion**** **under **Physics****.**

Now, Click on **Distance Covered**** **under **Motion**

The screenshot below displays the page or activity to enter your values, to get the answer for the distance covered according to the respective parameters which are the **initial velocity (u), acceleration (a) **and **time (t).**

Now, enter the values appropriately and accordingly for the parameters as required by the **initial velocity (u)** is **21**,** acceleration (a) **is **10**** **and **time (t)** is **15**.

Finally, Click on Calculate

As you can see from the screenshot above, **Nickzom Calculator**– The Calculator Encyclopedia solves for the distance covered and presents the formula, workings and steps too.