Why dose v = d/t ?

  1. Why dose v = d/t ?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Doc Al

    Staff: Mentor

    Did you have some specific problem in mind?

    Average speed, by definition, equals distance/time.
     
  4. so, it could be also: v = d*t ?
     
  5. Doc Al

    Staff: Mentor

    No. Those are not equivalent at all.

    Think how speed would be measured: meters per second, m/s, for example.
     
  6. why did you replace per with / ... ?
     
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2013
  7. Doc Al

    Staff: Mentor

    That's what it means. I just translated everyday language into the more precise mathematical language.

    If your speed is 60 miles per hour, you can write that as 60 miles/hour.
     
  8. I got it... Thanks!
     
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