## A dolphin maintains a constant speed of 2.0 m/s for 24 s while swimming in a straight line. It then reverses direction and returns to its st

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A dolphin maintains a constant speed of 2.0 m/s for 24 s while swimming in a straight line. It then reverses direction and returns to its starting point in 8 s. Its average speed and average velocity for the entire trip are

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3 months 2021-07-28T08:52:29+00:00 1 Answers 5 views 0

## Average velocity is 4m/s

Explanation:

In this problem, we are going to solve for the average speed and average velocity for the entrire trip made by the dolphin.

Given data

speed v= 2 m/s

time t= 24s

the distance travelled by the dolphin is

speed= distance/time

distance= speed*time

distance= 2*24

distance= 48m

now the dolpine made a reverse and covered this 48m in 8s to return to it initial position

the speed it took is

speed= distance/time

speed= 48/8

speed= 6m/s

It average speed is the total distance divided by the total time taken

average speed= (48+48)/(24+8)= 96/32= 3m/s

average speed= 3 m/s

it average velocity is the sum of the initial and final velocity is divided by 2 to find the average

(2+6)/2= 8/2= 4m/s

average velocity is 4m/s