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Homework Help: Is my answer correct?

  1. Nov 11, 2008 #1
    Is my answer correct??

    calculate using this formula

    speed = distance
    _______
    time



    my first answer is :

    travelled 10meters in 15 seconds = .666667 m/s

    is this correct?

    or would it be..

    .666667 = 10
    ___
    15
     
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  3. Nov 11, 2008 #2
    Re: Is my answer correct??

    distance
    _______
    time ***


    &


    10
    __
    15 ***
     
  4. Nov 11, 2008 #3

    berkeman

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    Re: Is my answer correct??

    "travelled 10meters in 15 seconds = .666667 m/s" is correct. Just look at the units, and carry them along in your calculation. 10m/15s = 0.67m/s -- do the math on the units as well as the numbers, and use that to check that you've done the math correctly.
     
  5. Nov 11, 2008 #4
    Re: Is my answer correct??

    correct
    marlon
     
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