Calculating Average Velocity from Acceleration?

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Homework Statement


This is a real world application I'm attempting to solve, but I'm unsure how to get started.

I have three contiguous segments of equal length and I know the average velocity for the first two segments. Assuming constant (but unknown) acceleration, how can I calculate the average velocity of the third segment?


Homework Equations


None?


The Attempt at a Solution


I've plugged a bunch of numbers into a spreadsheet, but I only have a basic understanding of differential calculus (and even less of an understanding of integral calculus), so I'm not getting too far. :(
 

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OK... so I think I have this so far...

acceleration = (v2 - v1) / distance
v3 = v2 + acceleration?
 

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