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Average velocity and speed in one direction: word problems

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Grant sprints 50, start text, m, end text to the right with an average velocity of 3, point, 0, start fraction, start text, m, end text, divided by, start text, s, end text, end fraction.
How many seconds did Grant sprint?
Answer using a coordinate system where rightward is positive.
Round the answer to two significant digits.
  • Your answer should be
  • an exact decimal, like 0, point, 75
start text, s, end text