Velocity in Math: Definition, Equation & Problems

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Which of the following is a velocity?

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1. Andy is jumping up and down in place. It takes him 0.5 seconds to reach 2 feet up in the air before he comes back down. What is his velocity?

2. Julie is headed northwards to her home. She lives 40 miles away, and it takes her 2 hours to get home. What is her velocity as she heads home?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Take this quiz and accompanying worksheet to assess your understanding of velocity. Practice questions will also test your ability to calculate velocity.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will determine if you can:

  • Define velocity
  • Distinguish between velocity and speed
  • Calculate velocity

Skills Practiced

This assessment will test the following skills:

  • Making connections - understanding of the concept of directional speed
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve velocity calculation problems
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding velocity and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about velocity

Additional Learning

Learn more about velocity and how to use the formula for velocity in this interactive lesson titled Velocity in Math: Definition, Equation & Problems. Topics covered include:

  • Defining velocity
  • Distinguishing between speed and velocity
  • Calculating velocity
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