## Particals along a straight line

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
Starting from rest, a particle confined to move along a straight line is accelerated at a rate of 5 m/s^2.

2. Relevant equations
Does this mean that each second the particle's speed increases by 5m/s^2, or does it's speed stay at 5 m/s^2 and travels only 5 meters per second?
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