Fundamentals of Physics Extended (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 1-11823-072-8
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Chapter 2 - Motion Along a Straight Line - Questions: 3b

Answer

Path 4 has the greatest average speed. Paths 1 and 2 are tied for next greatest speeds. And Path 3 has the least speed.

Work Step by Step

Speed is a scalar quantity, so direction is not measured. All the paths travel over the same time period, so speed is measured solely by how much distance it travels. Path 4 travels a total of 4 segments. Paths 2 and 1 travel three segments. Path 3 travels one segment.
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