At the annual turtle races, Poindexter, the record holder, is trying to retain his title. As the race begins, Poindexter starts off racing North with a speed of 0.025 m/s. He retains this speed for 0.5 meters at which time he speeds up to 0.10 m/s. He continues at this rate for 0.75 meters. Tiring, he slows to 0.07 m/s and continues for another half of a meter. Applying all his concentration and effort for the last bit of the race he increases his speed to a swift 0.085 m/s. An exhausted Wood Turtle, Poindexter completes his two meter race beating his closest competitor by a nose.
What was his displacement?
Math? Science? - Writeacher, Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at 12:19pm
Assistance needed. (What in the world is "ipc"?)
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ipc - SraJMcGin, Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at 12:20pm
This is definitely NOT my area, but the following might help?
ipc - SraJMcGin, Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at 6:38pm
Knowing now that your area is physics, try the follwing: