# Can average speed and average velocity be equal?

**Average Speed**

**average velocity**is

**equal**to the

**average speed**. In case the

**average speed**is not

**equal**to the magnitude of the

**average velocity**, this is because the motion involves a change in direction and so path length is greater than the magnitude of displacement.

Also know, can average speed and average velocity be the same?

**Speed** is a scalar quantity while **velocity** is a vector quantity. Like this, if it is **speed**, you would just refer it to 2 m/s. So, **average speed** is the total distance taken over the total time taken (regardless of direction) while **average velocity** is the **same** whole thing, except it includes direction.

Beside above, what is the difference between velocity and average velocity? An **average velocity** really takes the distance covered **in a** given time and the **average velocity** will be the distance divided by time. A true **velocity** is an instantaneous quantity. The **difference** term is dX/dt where dt is an infintiesimaly small slice of time and dX is the change in in position during that time.

Furthermore, how do you find average speed and average velocity?

The **average speed** of an object is defined as the distance traveled divided by the time elapsed. **Velocity** is a vector quantity, and **average velocity** can be defined as the displacement divided by the time.

What is the formula for average speed?

Average Speed = (Total **distance**)/(Total **Time**) = (1800 + 1800)/(30 + 45) = 3600/75 = 48 km/hr. Hence the correct option here is C) 48 km/hr. So to find the average speed never use the formula of the averages but try to find the total **distance** covered and the total **time** taken.