Question

A student drove to the university from her home and noted that the odometer reading of her car increased by 12.0 km. The trip took 18.0 min. (a) What was her average speed? (b) If the straight-line distance from her home to the university is 10.3 km in a direction $25.0^\circ$ south of east, what was her average velocity? (c) If she returned home by the same path 7 h 30 min after she left, what were her average speed and velocity for the entire trip?

a) $40.0 \textrm{ km/h}$

b) $34.3 \textrm{ km/h}$

c) average speed = $3.20 \textrm{ km/h}$, average velocity = $0$

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