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Determining Average Speed: Example Problem

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You travel from point A to point B and back again. You travel back and forth using the identical path. Your average speed going from A to B is v1 and your average speed from B to A is v2. In term of v1 and v2 only, what is your average speed for the entire trip back and forth?

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Let the distance between A and B be d.

Time taken while going from A to B, T1 = ...

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Provides steps necessary to determine average speed.