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Studying Studying for a test?

  1. Oct 13, 2008 #1
    hi all,
    I have a test tomorrow on average velocity&speed, inst.velocity&speed, and all that stuff. I was wondering if any of you had tips on how to study for a test like this. We're going to have to solve some problems, so would any of you have tips on solving problems like this?

    any help would be great
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  3. Oct 13, 2008 #2


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    Pay close attention to the units for the given and expected numbers. Watch for any mixed or differing-sized units, since you may need to convert into some common unit (like if a question asks for ...hours... but you were given information using ...minutes..., decide which size you need to work with.)

    Use tables or charts to fill in information as you analyze the question items, and develop your equations from that information.

    That general advice is given assuming that your course is Introductory Algebra or maybe Pre-Algebra. You did not say exactly which is your course.
  4. Oct 15, 2008 #3
    sounds like physics
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