Calculating Average Velocity for a Remote Controlled Vehicle in 4.0 Seconds

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In summary, The average velocity for a remote controlled vehicle is calculated by dividing the change in distance by the change in time. In this case, the vehicle starts with a speed of 1.0 m/s forward and then accelerates at 0.08 m/s2 backward for 4.0 seconds. There is enough information to solve this problem by finding an equation for the change in distance and dividing it by the change in time.
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Homework Statement



Calculate the average velocity for a remote controlled vehicle that starts with a speed of 1.0 m/s [forward] and then accelerates at 0.08 m/s2 [backward] for 4.0 s


Homework Equations



Vavg=deltaD/deltaT

The Attempt at a Solution



I'm unsure of how to go about this even though it seems its an easy question. Is there enough information to even solve it? Wouldn't i need the time at which it travels forward? Thanks for any help
 
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Hi adhoward24! :smile:

(have a delta: ∆ and try using the X2 tag just above the Reply box :wink:)
adhoward24 said:
Wouldn't i need the time at which it travels forward?

I don't understand this …

you know its speed at t = 0, and you know ∆t = 4.

Hint: find an equation for ∆D, and divide it by ∆t. :wink:
 

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