I've attached a problem I'm working on, finding displacement is easy in problems like this but I've read through all my notes and whatnot and can't figure out how they're solving the distance traveled by a particle.

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- February 12th 2009, 03:08 PMfattydqDistance traveled by a particle
I've attached a problem I'm working on, finding displacement is easy in problems like this but I've read through all my notes and whatnot and can't figure out how they're solving the distance traveled by a particle.

- February 12th 2009, 03:21 PMskeeter

the particle starts out in the negative direction, then changes to a positive direction at t = 7/3

- February 12th 2009, 03:27 PMfattydq
- February 12th 2009, 03:44 PMskeeter
- February 12th 2009, 04:00 PMfattydq
OK for the first I got -8.1666667 and the second I got 2/3 and I added the two and it still says it's wrong. And yes I did negate the first term

- February 12th 2009, 04:04 PMfattydq
Nvm I got it, thanks man