A dove flies at a speed of 40km/h for 2hrs to attend a party.Seeing that he would be late he then increases the speed to 50km/h and travel for 3 hrs. Find the average speed of the journey.

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jeew-m | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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Distance  = speed*time

 

Distance travel at first two hours `= 40xx2 = 80km`

Distance travel at second 3 hours `= 50xx3 = 150km`

 

Average speed = (total distance)/(total time)

Average speed `= (80+150)/(3+2) = 230/5 = 46 (km)/h`

 

So the average speed of the dove is 46km/h.

 

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