How long does it take an object moving at 30 m/s to go a total distance of 165 m?

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gsenviro eNotes educator| Certified Educator

The distance traveled by an object is related to its speed and time taken as:

Distance traveled = speed x time

Here, we are given the distance traveled (165 m) and speed as 30 m/s. The time taken for this motion can be calculated as:

Time taken = 165/30 sec = 5.5 seconds

Thus, it will take the object 5.5 seconds to travel 165 m travelling at a constant speed of 30 m/sec. 

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Seema Adiga eNotes educator| Certified Educator

The speed of an object can be found by using the formula 


`s = d/t `

from this we get time taken as 

`t = d/s`

From the question it is clear that, `d = 165 m ` and s = 30 m/s

Now plug in the values, 


`t = 165/30 = 5.5 s `

`therefore` the time taken for the object to move `165 m ` with 30 m/s speed is `5.5 seconds`