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# Would a radio controlled car produce an average velocity of zero?

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For the purposes of this explanation, velocity will be given in m/s. If it's starting position is the same as its stopping position, the radio controlled car will have an average velocity of zero meters per second. This is because average velocity is displacement/time interval. Displacement is change in position and is a vector quantity, which has magnitude and direction. Average velocity is the displacement/time interval, and is also a vector quantity, including the magnitude of the speed and its direction. If you start and stop walking at the same position, your displacement is 0m, even if you walked a distance of 100 miles, and your average velocity would be 0m/s.

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