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A motor scooter travels east at a speed of 13 m/s. The driver then reverses direction and heads west at 17 m/s. What was the change in velocity of the scooter?

A motor scooter travels east at a speed of 13 m/s. The driver then reverses direction and heads west at 17 m/s.  What was the change in velocity of the scooter?

Grade:12

2 Answers

suryakanth AskiitiansExpert-IITB
105 Points
10 years ago

Dear sachin,

the velocity of scooter in vector form is

V1 = 13i

Vfinal = -17 m/s

change in velocity = Vf - V intial

  = -17-13 = -30 m/s

Hence change in velocity = -30 m/s

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rajiv kumar
31 Points
10 years ago

negative of 20 m/s.

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