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# How do you find average acceleration?

## Answer

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###### January 17, 2011 8:11PM

Acceleration = (change in speed) divided by (time for the change)

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### What is the equation to solve for average acceleration?

Answer
Acceleration = v2 - v1
.........................time
Average Acceleration requires you to average the the initial
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these numbers, just plug them into the above formula and you can
solve for average acceleration.

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### An eagle accelerates from 15 meters per second to 22 meters per second in 4 seconds. What is the eagle's average acceleration?

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