Average Velocity: Definition, Formula & Examples

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Suppose you drove 120 miles due east in 3 hours, turned around and drove 60 miles due west in 1 hour. Assuming due east is the positive direction, what is your average velocity for the entire trip?

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1. Suppose the height of a bird in the sky, in feet, is given by the position function s(t) = 560 - 8*t, where t is in seconds. Determine the average velocity of the bird between t = 3 and t = 20 seconds.

2. Suppose the height of a ball, in meters, is given by the position function s(t) = -t^2 + 4*t, where t is in seconds. What is the average velocity of the ball between t = 1 second and t = 3 seconds?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The worksheet and quiz will gauge your knowledge of average velocity. There will be specific topics which you'll need to know, like calculating average velocity with height and calculating average velocity with direction.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessment tools will help you to:

  • Calculate the average velocity of an object at a given height
  • Use given problems to calculate the average velocity of a trip
  • Find the position of a given object using average velocity

Skills Practiced

The worksheet and quiz will guide you along these skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about average velocity in a different light
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve average velocity practice problems
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding calculating velocity using direction and location

Additional Learning

Want to know more about average velocity? This lesson called Average Velocity: Definition, Formula & Examples will cover the following objectives:

  • Understand the formula for average velocity
  • Find the average velocity of a run
  • Calculate average velocity using a position function
  • Be able to find negative average velocities
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