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Homework Statement
A ship sails 50km E then 40km N then 20km W. This took 6 hours. Calculate the distance travelled, the displacement, the average speed and the average velocity.
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ship is moving;fleur said:not quite sure on how to attempt this question
fleur said:Homework Statement
A ship sails 50km E then 40km N then 20km W. This took 6 hours. Calculate the distance travelled, the displacement, the average speed and the average velocity.
not quite sure on how to attempt this question
fleur said:Calculate the distance travelled, the displacement, the average speed and the average velocity.
not quite sure on how to attempt this question
@fleur -- Please re-post this question in the Introductory Physics forum, and fill out the full Homework Help Template. It is not acceptable for you to show no work on your schoolwork questions.fleur said:Homework Statement
A ship sails 50km E then 40km N then 20km W. This took 6 hours. Calculate the distance travelled, the displacement, the average speed and the average velocity.
not quite sure on how to attempt this question
Distance refers to the total length of the path traveled by an object, while displacement refers to the straight-line distance between the starting and ending points of an object's motion.
Speed is calculated by dividing the distance traveled by an object by the time it took to travel that distance. The formula for speed is: speed = distance / time.
Velocity is a measure of an object's speed and direction of motion. It takes into account the object's displacement and the time it takes to travel that displacement. Velocity is a vector quantity, meaning it has both magnitude (speed) and direction.
Velocity is calculated by dividing an object's displacement by the time it took to travel that displacement. The formula for velocity is: velocity = displacement / time.
The main difference between speed and velocity is that velocity takes into account the direction of an object's motion, while speed does not. Also, speed is a scalar quantity and only has magnitude (size), while velocity is a vector quantity and has both magnitude and direction.