# A hiker travels in a straight line for 40 min with an average velocity that has magnitude 1.2 m/s. How far is she from her starting point after this time?

Jul 2, 2018

$2880$ meters or $2.88$ kilometers.

#### Explanation:

Distance is given by the equation:

$d = s \cdot t$

where:

• $d$ is the total distance traveled

• $s$ is the speed of the person in this case

• $t$ is the time taken

Here: $t = 40 \setminus \text{min"=2400 \ "s}$

:.d=(1.2 \ "m")/(color(red)cancelcolor(black)"s")*2400color(red)cancelcolor(black)"s"

$= 2880 \setminus \text{m}$

$= 2.88 \setminus \text{km}$