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Bus travel

  1. Jan 9, 2004 #1
    a bus travels from El paso, texas to an area near chihuhua mexico in 5.3 h with an average of 73 km/h to the south.

    what is the bus's total displacement? answer in km


    ok is velocity the same as displacement? and if it is do i just use

    v=d*T?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Jan 9, 2004 #2
    First of all, Va=d/t(meters/second); Va is average velocity. Secondly, displacement is the difference between the initial position of something (as a body or geometric figure) and any later position. aka distance.

    What's strange is someone else asked a question about displacement and that same person also had the formula for distance, time and velocity wrong. What a coincidence!
     
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2004
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