Fundamentals of Physics Extended (10th Edition)

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Chapter 7 - Kinetic Energy and Work - Questions: 6b

Answer

The particle is traveling at its greatest speed at x=3.

Work Step by Step

Up until x=3 there's a force that is increasing the speed of the particle. Once it hits x=3 the force turns negative, therefore slowing down the particle. Because of this, the particle is traveling the fastest at x=3.
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