How to find an average acceleration using an average velocity?

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Homework Statement:
Calculate the average acceleration for each member over the first 10.0 m.
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I calculated the average velocity in a previous problem and got 1.146788991m/s over a time of 8.72s. I know I can’t use a_ave=(Vf-Vi)/(Tf-Ti) because I don’t know the final velocity and have no way to find it. Do I multiply average velocity by time?
 

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Homework Statement: Calculate the average acceleration for each member over the first 10.0 m.
Homework Equations: None given

I calculated the average velocity in a previous problem and got 1.146788991m/s over a time of 8.72s. I know I can’t use a_ave=(Vf-Vi)/(Tf-Ti) because I don’t know the final velocity and have no way to find it. Do I multiply average velocity by time?
Please post the full problem so that we can see what data you have available.
 
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The full problem statement is necessary. For one thing, there is a difference between "average" over time versus "average" over distance.
 
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Do I multiply average velocity by time?
Not if you are looking for something that has dimensions of acceleration.
 
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Maybe average velocity= (Vf - Vi)/2?
 
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Homework Statement: Calculate the average acceleration for each member over the first 10.0 m.
Homework Equations: None given

I calculated the average velocity in a previous problem and got 1.146788991m/s over a time of 8.72s. I know I can’t use a_ave=(Vf-Vi)/(Tf-Ti) because I don’t know the final velocity and have no way to find it. Do I multiply average velocity by time?

The rule of the HW forum is that you post the full statement of the problem, not just snippets of it.

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