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## An aircraft carrier made a trip to Guam and back. The trip there took three hours and the trip back took four hours. It averaged 6

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An aircraft carrier made a trip to Guam and back. The trip there took three hours and the trip back took four hours. It averaged 6 km/h on the return trip. Find the average speed of the trip there.

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Answer: the average speed was 8.0km/h

Explanation: We use the data for the return journey to calculate the distance travelled using the constant velocity equation:

s = vt = 6 x 4 = 24km

Note I didn’t change any units so the answer comes out in kilometers.

Now use the distance and time taken to travel to Guam to find the average speed:

v = s/t = 24/3 = 8.0km/h

the answer is 8.0

i did this in a test a while back 🙂 hope this helps !