Speed, distance and time
Last updated: 22 Nov 2008
There is some special vocabulary that we use when we describe rates of travel.
'Rate of travel' is speed (or average speed)
'Amount travelled' is distance
This is just another way of describing rates so we can restate the rate formula's from the previous page as
Average speed example
If a car travels 300 miles in 6 hours then what is it's average speed?
Speed is just another way of saying the rate at which you travel so