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A car travels up a hill at a constant speed of 37 km/h and returns down the hill at a constant speed of 66 km/h. Calculate the average speed for the whole trip.

A car travels up a hill at a constant speed of 37 km/h and returns down the hill at a constant speed of 66 km/h. Calculate the average speed for the whole trip.

Grade:12

1 Answers

SAGAR SINGH - IIT DELHI
879 Points
10 years ago

 

Dear sachin,

By definition the average speed is the ration of the total traveled distance and the total traveled time. Let us introduce the total traveled distance of the car as L. Then the time of the travel up the hill is

The time of the travel down the hill is

The total traveled time is

Then the average velocity is

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