Hi, I'm Michael. I am new to Physics. I just learned about velocities from an online website and I still don't quite get it. I know that in order to find velocity, I have to take the the displacement and divide it by time:(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

V = (delta)d / (delta) t

Here's what I am confused about. Let's say I walk 50 km East, and then 20 km West in 2 hours. My displacement would be +30 km because of final - initial (50 - 20 = +30). Thus, my velocity would be 15 km/h.

Now let's say I walk 20 km East, and then 50 km West in 2 hours. My displacement would be -30 km because of final - initial (20 - 30 = -30). Would my velocity be -15 km/h?

Thanks!

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# Calculating Velocity and Its Signs

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