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On a hike you walk 5,000 m East, 3,000 m North, and 1,000 m West at a constant speed of 1 m/s. Calculate your velocity.

A) 1.0 m/s
B) 0.44 m/s East + 0.33 m/s North
C) 0.55 m/s
D) 1.0 m/s East + 1.0 m/s North

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  1. total distance = 5+3+1 = 9 km
    so time = 9,000seconds
    distance east = 4 km
    distance north = 3 km
    displacement = hypotenuse of 3 4 5 triangle = 5 km
    speed east = 4 km/9 k seconds = .44444.... m/s
    speed north = 3 km/9k seconds = .33333.... m/s
    looks like B to me

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  2. Anonymous is 100% correct the answer is B) 0.44 m/s East + 0.33 m/s North

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  3. Thank you !! ❤️

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  4. You are welcome.

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