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Homework Help: Different distance and speed?

  1. Nov 11, 2008 #1
    10m/13s = .769 m/s (made into 8m/s)

    but 25m/32s = .78125 m/s (also made into 8 m/s)

    how can they both be 8 m/s? when they have a different distance and speed?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 11, 2008 #2
    Re: Confused.....

    made into 8 m/s ? It should be .8 m/s, they just approximated the number


    marlon
     
  4. Nov 11, 2008 #3
    Re: Confused.....

    and they don't have different distance and SPEED !


    marlon
     
  5. Nov 11, 2008 #4
    Re: Confused.....

    so .8 is a correct answer for BOTH :S
     
  6. Nov 11, 2008 #5
    Re: Confused.....

    so confusing..
     
  7. Nov 11, 2008 #6
    Re: Confused.....

    why is this confusing ?

    it's easy as hell...

    velocity is the ratio of distance and time, so even if distance and time differ the ratio can be the same...
    this is just like saying 2 = 10/5 or 2 = 6/3

    marlon
     
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