Under what condition(s) is the magnitude of average velocity of an object equal to its average speed?

 

Answer

We know that

Average speed = Total distance/Total time

Average velocity = Displacement/Total time

 

Therefore, the magnitude of average speed and average velocity are equal when the total distance covered is equal to the displacement.

  1. Class 9
  2. Chapter 8 Class 9 - Motion

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