The barrel of a rifle has a length of 0.955 m. A bullet leaves the muzzle of a rifle with a speed?

Question

The barrel of a rifle has a length of 0.955 m. A
bullet leaves the muzzle of a rifle with a speed
of 615 m/s.
What is the acceleration of the bullet while
in the barrel? A bullet in a rifle barrel does
not have constant acceleration, but constant
acceleration is to be assumed for this problem.
Answer in units of m/s2

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  1. If the acceleration were constant, the average speed of the bullet during the time while it was in the barrel would have been 307.5 m/s. The time was therefore (0.955 m)/(307.5 m/s) = 0.0031057 seconds, and the acceleration was
    (615 m/s)/(0.0031057 s) = 198000 m/s^2.

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