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Average Velocity

  1. Jan 21, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A person runs 1.00*10É2m(N), 1.50*10É2m(S) and finaly 5.0*10É1(E). If the average speed is 40m/s, what is the average velocity.

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    you start out by adding the north and south vectors which gives you 50m(S) i dont know wat to do after that
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  3. Jan 21, 2007 #2


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    Add the last displacement vector. Then find the magnitude, this is the total displacement.

    Using the average speed you can find the time spend on each leg. Now use the total time and the final displacement to get an average velocity.
  4. Jan 21, 2007 #3

    How do i find the magnitude?
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