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## Homework Statement

What is the definition of average speed? How is average speed different from instantaneous speed? Explain.

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## The Attempt at a Solution

Average speed is covering an equal amount of distance in an equal amount of time. Instantaneous speed, however, is speed at a specific time or given moment. While average speed is gradual over a period of time, instantaneous is just at one time.

**1. What is the difference between distance and displacement? Speed and velocity?**

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## The Attempt at a Solution

Distance is a physical length, while displacement is from start to finish in one only one direction, and straight. Speed is the rate in which an object travel distance, whilst velocity the rate of change of position.

((I want to work on this; i am sketchy on this and my textbook is strangely very vague.))