# Thread: Elementary Physics Question Help

1. ## Elementary Physics Question Help

Starting at 9 A.M., you hike for 3 hours at an average speed of 4 mph. You stop for lunch from noon until 3 P.M. What is your average speed over the interval from 9 A.M. to 3 P.M.?
mph

2. ## Re: Elementary Physics Question Help

average speed = (total distance traveled)/(total time)

3. ## Re: Elementary Physics Question Help

not getting this

4. ## Re: Elementary Physics Question Help

Originally Posted by Louisana1
not getting this
how far will one hike if he/she travels at 4 miles per hour for 3 hours? this is the total distance traveled.

how much time is there between 9AM and 3PM ? this is the total time.

5. ## Re: Elementary Physics Question Help

can you place the number where they go, so I can see how it goes then I can follow
Thanks

6. ## Re: Elementary Physics Question Help

Originally Posted by Louisana1
can you place the number where they go, so I can see how it goes then I can follow
Thanks
look at post #2 again