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Using rotational kinematic formulas

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Problem

A fan initially rotates clockwise at 9, point, 0, start fraction, start text, r, a, d, end text, divided by, start text, s, end text, end fraction, but has a counterclockwise angular acceleration of 3, point, 0, start fraction, start text, r, a, d, end text, divided by, start text, s, end text, squared, end fraction and reaches a counterclockwise angular speed of 27, start fraction, start text, r, a, d, end text, divided by, start text, s, end text, end fraction.
How much time did this change in the angular velocity take?
Answer using a coordinate system where counterclockwise is positive.
Round answer to two significant digits.
  • Your answer should be
  • an exact decimal, like 0, point, 75
start text, s, end text
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