Practice Problems Speed and Velocity

Directions: On this worksheet ...

 omit
Question 1  A child is wandering through a park chasing a butterfly. Immediately after entering the park, he moves 9 meters East, 3 meters South, 7 meters West, 3 meters North and finally another 5 meters West.

The magnitude of his net displacement was
 omit
Question 2  Two cars A and B are traveling on an interstate which runs North and South (similar to I-75 on the west side of the state). Car A travels 360 km in 3 hours while car B travels 840 km in 7 hours.

Based on this information, which of the following statements must be TRUE?
 omit
Question 3  The word _______ implies that an event has taken place over an interval of time
 omit
Question 4  A car moving at a constant speed MUST also be moving at a constant velocity.
 omit
Question 5  You ran 120 meters at a speed of 5.0 m/sec and then you walked 90 meters at a speed of 1.0 m/sec. Your average speed was
 omit
Question 6  If a student runs one full circuit around a track, totaling 400 meters, in 62 seconds, he would have maintained an average velocity having a magnitude of _______ m/sec.
 omit
Question 7  Which of the following quantities is NOT a vector?
 omit
Question 8  A truck delivering interstate mail travels 840 kilometers in ten hours. Approximately how far should it have traveled 7 hours after beginning its trip?
 omit
Question 9  The position of two blocks at successive 0.20 second time intervals are represented by the numbered squares in the diagram below. The blocks are moving toward the right.

During which interval is the top block always moving at a faster speed than the bottom block?
 omit
Question 10  For a given trip, the direction of the object's net displacement and the direction of its average velocity are