Posted by **Anonymous** on Sunday, November 18, 2007 at 6:16pm.

A particle moves in a straight line with velocity t^(-2)-(1/16) ft/s. Find the total displacement and total distance traveled over the time interval [2,5

ok i got the displacement is .1125 ft

however i can not find the distance! help!

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**Reiny**, Sunday, November 18, 2007 at 10:27pm
For the displacement I got the same answer.

For the total distance traveled, you have to find the length of the curve.

This topic is not usually taught in highschool Calculus, what country are you in?

Here is a link you can use as an example for your problem.

http://www.mathwords.com/a/arc_length_of_a_curve.htm

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