# Escaped Thanksgiving Turkey

Pro Problems > Physics > Motion and Forces > Linear Motion > Acceleration## Escaped Thanksgiving Turkey

Tremont the Turkey finds out that he's scheduled to be someone's Thanksgiving feast this year, so he decides to run away. After launching himself over the fence, he begins accelerating as he runs across the field toward the woods. Fortunately for him, he is able to maintain a constant acceleration across the length of the 75 yard field.

Five seconds after he launches over the fence, Bertie Bulldog, who is patrolling the edge of the woods, realizes that Tremont is out of the enclosure, and begins running to intercept him at the edge of the field. Bertie has an acceleration of 4^{2}

If Tremont escapes by the skin of his beak (he reaches the woods just as Bertie reaches him), how fast was Tremont going when he reached the woods?

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