Physics

# What is the distance traveled divided by the time taken to travel the distance?

###### Wiki User

###### December 09, 2009 6:30AM

the answer is average speed

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###### Asked in Math and Arithmetic, Physics, Algebra

### Can the distance traveled still be divided by the time taken to travel the distance if the speed accelerates to travel the distance?

The formula, distance = speed x time, or speed = distance /
time, assumes constant speed. If the speed changes,
then the formula speed = distance / time will give you the
average speed over the time period. To get the
instantaneous speed in this case, you must divide distance /
time for a very short time interval.

###### Asked in Physics

### The distance traveled divided by the time taken to travel the distance is what?

As this has already been answered I will answer it again. The
answer is called "Speed" because there is no direction given. If
you were to travel at 45kl/h in a straight line, and then change to
a N/W direction, then this would be known as your velocity even
though you may still be travelling at 45kl/h.

###### Asked in Science

### How do you know a object's speed and velocity?

To determine the speed of an object, one has to know the
distance the object has traveled (in meters) and the time it has
taken for the object to travel that distance (in seconds). To
calculate speed, take the distance traveled and divide it by the
time. To determine velocity, simply take the speed and determine
which direction the object was travelling.