# What is the average velocity?

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**Average Velocity**, Straight Line

**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.

Likewise, how do you find the average velocity?

The **average velocity** of an object is its total displacement divided by the total time taken. In other words, it is the rate at which an object changes its position from one place to another. **Average velocity** is a Vector quantity. The SI unit is meters per second.

**average velocity between two points**using this notation is –v=x(t2)−x(t1)t2−t1 v – = x ( t 2 ) − x ( t 1 ) t 2 − t 1 . To

**find**the instantaneous

**velocity**at any position, we let t1=t t 1 = t and t2=t+Δt t 2 = t + Δ t .

Additionally, 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.

meters per second