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## A car travels from point A to B in 3 hours and returns back to point A in 5 hours. Points A and B are 150 miles apart along a straight highw

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A car travels from point A to B in 3 hours and returns back to point A in 5 hours. Points A and B are 150 miles apart along a straight highway. Which of the following statements most accurately describes the motion of the car? Choose 1 answer:(Choice A) A The average velocity is 40 miles per hour. (Choice B) B The total displacement of the trip is 300 miles. (Choice C) C The average speed is 37.5 miles per hour. (Choice D) D The car travels at 50 mph for the first half and 30 mph for the second half.

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Answer: D

Explanation:

Given that a car travels from point A to B in 3 hours and returns back to point A in 5 hours. Points A and B are 150 miles apart along a straight highway.

From point A to B

The speed = distance / time

Where

Distance = 150 mile

Time = 3 hours

Substitute the values into the formula

Speed = 150/3 = 50 mile/ hours

From Point B to Point A

Distance = 150 miles

Time = 5 hours

Where speed = distance/ time

substitute all the parameters into the formula

Speed = 150/5 = 30 mph

Therefore, The car travels at 50 mph for the first half and 30 mph for the second half.

The correct answer is option D