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NoahCygnus

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## Homework Statement

The problem is as follows;

A boy begins to walk eastward along a street infront of his house and the graph of his displacement from the house is shown in the figure. His average speed for the whole time interval is equal to?

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## Homework Equations

Average speed = total distance / total time

## The Attempt at a Solution

First of all, I'm confused about how to find speed from a displacement time graph. It should be rather distance time graph. Even if I find the total distance traveled by the boy from displacement graph and divide it by the total time , my answer doesn't match that given in the book.

Here's what I tried :

First I found the total distance traveled by the boy , which came out be 120 m , then divided it by 20 seconds. the answer I got was 6 m/s. But in the book , the answer is 2 m/s. I'm confused. even if I find velocity , which is displacement over time , it'll come out to be 0 , as total displacement is 0. Please rectify me if I'm wrong somewhere.

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