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Thanks to Lisa's brother for sending this one!
A backhoe weighing 8 tons is on top of a flatbed trailer and heading east on Interstate 70 near Hays, Kansas . The extended shovel arm is made of hardened refined steel and the approaching overpass is made of commercial-grade concrete, reinforced with 1 1/2 inch steel rebar spaced at 6 inch intervals in a criss-cross pattern layered at 1 foot vertical spacing.
Solve for the time and distance required for the entire rig to come to a complete stop after hitting the overpass at the speed calculated above.
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Answer: who cares? The trucking company just bought themselves a bridge.