Question:

# If during a race, a sprinter increases from 5.0 m/s to 7.5 m/s over a period of 1.25 s. What is the sprinter's average acceleration during this period?

## Acceleration is the rate of change of velocity over time. So 7.5 divided by 5.0, find your quotient then divide that number by 1.25 seconds.

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