Linear Velocity: Definition & Formula


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Which of the following statements are true about linear velocity?

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1. If a car is driving at a constant speed down a straight road, its speed is its constant linear velocity. If the car travels 9 miles in 18 minutes, what is the car's constant linear velocity in miles per hour?

2. If a runner ran 5 miles in 1 hour, what is the linear velocity in miles per minute? Round to three decimal places.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz will check your knowledge of linear velocity and how it measures the movement of objects in time. The test will allow you to discover what you know about linear velocity.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you will be quizzed on the following:

  • Objects that have linear velocity
  • Definition of linear velocity
  • Measuring constant linear velocity in miles per hour

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding objects that have linear velocity
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the definition of linear velocity
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding how to measure constant linear velocity in miles per hour and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about linear velocity and how it measures movement, review the lesson called Linear Velocity: Definition & Formula. The lesson will cover the following areas:

  • The meaning of linear velocity
  • The types of linear velocity
  • Explaining a linear velocity formula