Calculate the average speed

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Homework Statement


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Speed= total distance over total time.
Acceleration = change of speed over time

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I tought it is just E because of the first rule above. But then I doubt my answer since it moved with constant acceleration first then constant speed. However, I don’t see thant any of the choices fit. Can someone help?
 

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Your definition for speed is actually the definition for average speed. What is the total distance and what is the total time?
 
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Sum of distance and sum of time?
 
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What is the sum of the distances? How much time elapsed in covering those distances?
Hint: for total time, try replacing t1 and t2 with numerical values to get an idea of total time in letter variables.
 
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Is it not d1+d2 for total distance? Aha, the hint makes this clear; it is just t2.
Next time I will assume some values. Thanks a lot.
 
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Well, I made the same mistake at first.
 
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