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Can an Object Be Increasing in Speed as Its Acceleration Decreases?

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Even though it might sound like a contradiction in terms, an object can indeed be increasing in speed even as its acceleration decreases. To visualize how this would be possible, imagine someone accelerating in their car when there is a green light after having been stopped at a red light. Initially, they would quickly speed up (accelerate) and over time they would gradually increase their speed, yet at a lower rate; as their initial acceleration decreases.
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