Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsPhysics · 4 weeks ago

I did 3 trials (times) for a lab experiment.  If I want to the average velocity, would I divide each individual time by the distance?

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  • oubaas
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    No...you have to sum distances and divide that total distance by the sum of times :

    aver. velocity = total distance(or displacement) / total time

  • I'm pretty sure that if you do what you say, then you simply get velocity.

    Unless initial velocity is equal to 0, that method will work. However, if initial velocity is not 0, then it is (v1+v2)/2

    And btw v = d/t ....... that's distance divided by time, not vice versa

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