anonymous
  • anonymous
A gnat takes off from one end of a pencil and flies around erratically for 25.1 seconds before landing on the other end of the same pencil. If the gnat flew a total distance of 3.15 meters, and the pencil is 4.63 cm long, find the gnat\'s average speed, as well as the magnitude of the gnat\'s average velocity vector.
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NotTim
  • NotTim
The proper steps in doing any physics question are: Write down variables, draw your FBDs, and break it down into its x and y components.
anonymous
  • anonymous
Alright. So what would be what?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Because I've been doing it by division.

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NotTim
  • NotTim
http://www.smarterthanthat.com/physics/physics-dont-panic-10-steps-to-solving-most-physics-problems/ starting at 4 or 5.
anonymous
  • anonymous
So do I need to subtract the two distances then divide by time?
NotTim
  • NotTim
No.
anonymous
  • anonymous
Then I'm confused.
NotTim
  • NotTim
What's the difference between speed and velocity.
anonymous
  • anonymous
velocity is a vector I think
NotTim
  • NotTim
And what's the properties of a vector?
anonymous
  • anonymous
derived. I know velocity is m/s
anonymous
  • anonymous
So should I just ignore the 4.63 cm part and just stick with the 3.15 meters?
NotTim
  • NotTim
Here's a big hint: 3.15 m is for the speed, and the velocity is directly related to 4.63 cm.
anonymous
  • anonymous
Okay so it would be 3.15m/ 25.1s then?
NotTim
  • NotTim
Which one would that be solving for?
anonymous
  • anonymous
speed?
NotTim
  • NotTim
Yes.
anonymous
  • anonymous
Because for the velocity you would take 3.15 *.0463/25.1
anonymous
  • anonymous
Okay so it would be 3.15m/25.1s =.125 m/s?
NotTim
  • NotTim
And what's that solving for?
anonymous
  • anonymous
that's solving for speed. The .125 m/s
NotTim
  • NotTim
Correct.
NotTim
  • NotTim
How about velocity?
anonymous
  • anonymous
It would .00184 m/s
anonymous
  • anonymous
Thanks for the help!
NotTim
  • NotTim
(don't forget that velocity requires direction too)
anonymous
  • anonymous
Right. I think I got it. Thanks for your help!
NotTim
  • NotTim
Good stuff. seeya

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