# An object travels North at #5 m/s# for #6 s# and then travels South at #8 m/s# for #4 s#. What are the object's average speed and velocity?

##### 1 Answer

Jun 30, 2018

Refer to the explanation.

#### Explanation:

The total distance traveled was:

So, the average speed is:

I'll take North to be the original direction for velocity. So, the total displacement is:

So, the displacement is

The average velocity is therefore:

This means that the average velocity is