(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A car starts from rest and reaches a velocity of 100 km/hr after accelerating uniformly for 10 seconds. how far has the car gone? what is its average velocity?

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

so since this car accelerates uniformly, i assume that it means it has a constant acceleration, meaning the velocity is a linear equation. converting the final velocity to m/sec, i got 250/9 m/sec.

the slope of this line is then 25/9 (using equation for slope, (y_2-y_1)/(x_2-x_1), plugging in values of 250/9 for final velocity and 0 for initial, 10 for final time and 0 for initial).

then the equation for velocity is then (25/9)t.

so,

distance=integral of (25/9)t from t=0 to t=10, yielding an answer of 1250/9 meters, or about 138.89 meters.

for the second part, i just divide this integral by the difference of the two endpoints of the interval; namely 10 and 0.

avg value = integral of (25/9)t from 0 to 10, divided by 10.

this gives me the average velocity, 13.89 m/sec.

am I on the right track here?

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# Homework Help: A basic velocity/distance traveled problem (need work checked)

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