# a ball moves 5 meters in 10 sec. does this information tell you about the motion of the ball.?

make it understandable

• oubaas
3 days ago

u know it is moving with an average speed worth 5/10 = 0.5 m/sec…but u can’t tell which sort of motion …

• Dancing Imu
3 days ago

It has an average speed of 0.5m/s. That’s it. You don’t know velocity, because velocity has a vector (direction).

• Anonymous
3 days ago

It tells you only a limited amount of information about the motion of the ball. It tell’s you the average speed was 5m/10s = 0.5m/s.

But that’s all it tells you. You can’t tell if the speed was steady or changed during the 10s. And you can’t tell anything about the direction the ball travelled.

• ?
3 days ago

In Physics motion is described by vectors, which have both magnitude and direction. You have some information on the average speed of the ball, but none on the direction. It could be moving in a straight line or in any kind of curly cue pattern, you don’t know. The answer is you have almost no information about the motion of the ball.

• billrussell42
3 days ago

it’s average speed is 5 m / 10 s = 0.5 m/s

• Bibba
3 days ago

it be moving