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# Why can velocity be positive or negitave?

Updated: 9/18/2023 Wiki User

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Velocity can be a positive or a negative because velocity is a vector, which means it is also affected by direction. This that if one car is going +10 m/s and another is travelling at -10 m/s, this means that they are travelling the same speed in opposite directions. Wiki User

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Q: Why can velocity be positive or negitave?
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