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A finch rides on the back of a Galapagos tortoise, which

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Problem 17P

Problem 17P

A finch rides on the back of a Galapagos tortoise, which walks at the stately pace of 0.060 m/s. After 1.2 minutes the finch tires of the tortoise's slow pace, and takes flight in the same direction for another 1.2 minutes at 12 m/s. What was the average speed of the finch for this 2.4-minute interval?

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Solution 17P

Step 1 of 2

We need to find the average speed of the finch for the total time interval.

At the beginning, the speed was: .

The time for which it moved at this speed is: .

The distance covered is: .

Then it moved at a speed of .

The time for which it moved at this speed is: .

The distance covered is:

Step 2 of 2

Chapter 2, Problem 17P is Solved
Textbook: Physics with MasteringPhysics
Edition: 4
Author: James S. Walker
ISBN: 9780321541635

This full solution covers the following key subjects: finch, pace, tortoise, minutes, another. This expansive textbook survival guide covers 32 chapters, and 3833 solutions. Since the solution to 17P from 2 chapter was answered, more than 1051 students have viewed the full step-by-step answer. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Physics with MasteringPhysics, edition: 4. Physics with MasteringPhysics was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9780321541635. The full step-by-step solution to problem: 17P from chapter: 2 was answered by , our top Physics solution expert on 07/27/17, 10:59AM. The answer to “A finch rides on the back of a Galapagos tortoise, which walks at the stately pace of 0.060 m/s. After 1.2 minutes the finch tires of the tortoise's slow pace, and takes flight in the same direction for another 1.2 minutes at 12 m/s. What was the average speed of the finch for this 2.4-minute interval?” is broken down into a number of easy to follow steps, and 56 words.

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