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When a train is stopped by applying break it stops after travelling a distance of $50 \mathrm{m}$. If speed of train is doubled and same retarding force is applied then it stops after travelling a distance of:
(A) 50 m
(B) 100 m
(C) 200 m
(D) 400 m

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Hint: We should know that velocity is defined as the rate change of displacement per unit time. Speed in a specific direction is also known as velocity. Velocity is equal to displacement divided by time. Speed, being a scalar quantity, is the rate at which an object covers distance. The average speed is the distance which is a scalar quantity per time ratio. On the other hand, velocity is a vector quantity; it is direction-aware. An object which moves in the negative direction has a negative velocity. If the object is slowing down then its acceleration vector is directed in the opposite direction as its motion in this case. Based on this we have to solve this question.

Complete step by step answer
We can use the equivalent formula $\mathrm{d}=\mathrm{rt}$ which means distance equals rate times time. To solve for speed or rate use the formula for speed, $\mathrm{s}=\mathrm{d} / \mathrm{t}$ which means speed equals distance divided by time. To solve for time, use the formula for time, $\mathrm{t}=\mathrm{d} / \mathrm{s}$ which means time equals distance divided by speed. The average speed of an object is defined as the distance travelled divided by the time elapsed. Velocity is a vector quantity, and average velocity can be defined as the displacement divided by the time.
We can use the velocity formula as:
$\mathrm{v}^{2}=\mathrm{u}^{2}+2 \mathrm{as}_{1} \quad$ or $\quad 0=\mathrm{u}^{2}-2 \mathrm{as}_{1}$
$\mathrm{s}_{1}=\dfrac{\mathrm{u}^{2}}{2 \mathrm{a}}$
when speed of train is doubled let train travel ${{s}_{2}}$ distance
so $\mathrm{s}_{2}=\dfrac{(2 \mathrm{u})^{2}}{2 \mathrm{a}} \ldots(\mathrm{ii})$
$\left\{\right.$ given $\left.\mathrm{s}_{1}=50 \mathrm{m}\right\}$
$\mathrm{s}_{2}=4 \dfrac{\mathrm{u}^{2}}{2 \mathrm{a}} \Rightarrow \mathrm{s}_{2}=4 \mathrm{s}_{1}=4 \times 50=200 \mathrm{m}$

So, the correct answer is option C.

Note: We should know that if an object's speed or velocity is increasing at a constant rate then we say it has uniform acceleration. The rate of acceleration is constant. If a car speeds up then slows down then speeds up it doesn't have uniform acceleration. The instantaneous acceleration, or simply acceleration, is defined as the limit of the average acceleration when the interval of time considered approaches 0. It is also defined in a similar manner as the derivative of velocity with respect to time. If an object begins acceleration from rest or a standstill, its initial time is 0. If we get a negative value for acceleration, it means the object is slowing down. The acceleration of an object is its change in velocity over an increment of time. This can mean a change in the object's speed or direction. Average acceleration is the change of velocity over a period of time. Constant or uniform acceleration is when the velocity changes the same amount in every equal time period.