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## Homework Statement

The position of a particle as a function of time is given by x = (-5.06 m/s)t + (3.05 m/s2)t2. Calculate the average velocity of the particle from t = 0 to t = 1.20 s.

-1.40 m/s (this is correct, from my calculations)

2nd part: Calculate the average speed from t = 0 to t = 1.20 s

## The Attempt at a Solution

I have tried this for hours and cannot arrive at the correct answer for the second part. I tried taking the total distance and dividing by the total time. Could someone please point me in the right direction to find average speed? I have even tried differentiation.

Any assistance would be appreciated. Thanks!