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Homework Help: An object travels in a straight line at a uniform velocity

  1. Oct 28, 2004 #1
    can u pleez help me w/ the rest of the problem

    of 10 m/s for 3 seconds and then travels for 2 seconds at a constant speed of 5 meters per second in the same direction. Calculate the total distance traveled.

    Thanks!
     
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  3. Oct 28, 2004 #2

    Fredrik

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    There's a very simple equation that states the relationship between distance, time and velocity. All you have to do is use it, twice. Then add the two distances.
     
  4. Oct 28, 2004 #3

    T@P

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    rate * time = distance.
    so in your case, it would simply be 10 (m/s) * 3 (s)= 30 m (note the units come out to meters)

    Edit: this is way to simple a problem to do it all for him. Let the poster think for himself.

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  5. Oct 29, 2004 #4

    dextercioby

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    He's probably upset you didn't use an integral to solve the problem...
    :tongue2:
     
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