Fundamentals of Physics Extended (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 1-11823-072-8
ISBN 13: 978-1-11823-072-5

Chapter 4 - Motion in Two and Three Dimensions - Questions: 1

Answer

The average velocity to point A and C are equal and greatest, B is the slowest.

Work Step by Step

When calculating average velocity in a 2D plane, only total displacement is taken into calculations. It takes one time unit (T) to travel one unit away from the start to A; so it's traveling at one unit per T. After two time units the skunk is still only one unit away: traveling at 1/2 units per T. After 3 time units, the skunk had traveled three units away to C: traveling at one unit per T. A and C have the same velocities, and B has the least.
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