A swan on a lake gets airborne by flapping its wings and running on top of the water. (a) If the swan must reach a velocity of 6.00 m/s to take off and it accelerates from rest at an average rate of 0.350 m/s2 , how far will it travel before becoming airborne? (b) How long does this take?

Step-by-step solution 31PE Step 1 of 4 (a) The formula to find the distance cover by the swan is, Here is the final speed, is the initial speed, is acceleration and is the distance. Step 2 of 4 Substitute for , for and for . Hence, the distance cover by the swan is .