# Can total time be used to solve for average speed?

I'd imagine distance/total time=average speed

### What is the measure of the average amount of motion in particles called?

The average amount of motion can be determined by the average speed or velocity of an object. The average speed can be calculated by the total distance divided by the total time. Speed is a scalar quantity. The average velocity can be calculated by the total displacement divided by the total time. Velocity is a vector.

### Total distance divided by the time taken in is an object's speed?

The total distance by the total time of a moving object is the average speed of the object. If the moving object is a train that makes a few stops along its route, it will have some kind of average speed associated with its journey. An investigator will find the average speed by dividing the total distance it traveled by the total time that has elapses since it left point A to get to point…