Different distance and speed?

1. Nov 11, 2008

BUTTER-BENZ

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. Nov 11, 2008

marlon

Re: Confused.....

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

marlon

3. Nov 11, 2008

marlon

Re: Confused.....

and they don't have different distance and SPEED !

marlon

4. Nov 11, 2008

BUTTER-BENZ

Re: Confused.....

so .8 is a correct answer for BOTH :S

5. Nov 11, 2008

BUTTER-BENZ

Re: Confused.....

so confusing..

6. Nov 11, 2008

marlon

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