Posted by **Jen** on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 4:57pm.

Galois drove 40kilometers due west in 9hours and then drove 62kilometers due north in 5 hours.

What was his dispacement?

What was his average velocity?

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**Elena**, Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 5:53pm
Displacement d =sqrt(s1² + s2)²) =

=sqrt (40² +62²) =73.8 km.

Average velocity

V(ave) = d/t = 73.2/14 =5.3 km/hr.

Note!

Average speed is (40+62)/14 =7.3 km/hr

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**Jen**, Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 6:08pm
Awsome thank you. Now I've been trying to figure out how far he traveled but my equation keeps giving me the wrong answer. How would I figure this out?

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