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Big Boat Small Boat

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A big boat and a small boat are moving at the same speed and begin slowing down to a stop. The big boat takes less time to stop.

Which boat has a greater average acceleration (magnitude) during this stop?

A

the big boat

B

the small boat

C

The boats have the same average acceleration.

D

The boats' relative accelerations cannot be determined.

E

The boats are not accelerating.