Distance Speed Time Formula. Speed is a measure of how quickly an object moves from one place to another. It is equal to the distance traveled divided by the time. It is possible to find any of these three values using the other two.
What is speed and how do you calculate it?
For a body moving at a uniform velocity you can calculate the speed by dividing the distance traveled by the amount of time it took, for example one mile in 1/2 hour would give you 2 miles per hour. If the velocity is non-uniform all you can say is what the average speed is. Same calculation.
How do you calculate how fast a car is going?
Method 1 Using the Standard Speed Equation
- Find the distance that an object has traveled.
- Find the time that the object took to travel that distance.
- Divide the distance by the time to find the speed.
- Don't forget your units.