Posted by **Anonymous** on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 2:56am.

a bus travels from one point to another wuth a speed of 40km/h and returns with a speed of 60km/h.what is e average speed and average velocity of the bus?

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**Damon**, Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 3:01am
since the total displacement vector is zero the average speed is zero.

let i be unit vector from point A to point B

velocity outbound = 40 i

velocity back = -60 i

(40 - 60)/2 = -10

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**Steve**, Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 5:58am
The average velocity is zero, but the speed is not.

The total distance covered is 2d. The total time taken is

d/40 + d/60 = 5d/120

So, the average speed is 2d/(5d/120) = 48 km/hr

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**Damon**, Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 10:12am
Whoops, sorry, Steve is right.

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