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# Can you determine how fast you were going at the midpoint of a trip by calculating average speed for the entire trip?

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Q: Can you determine how fast you were going at the midpoint of a trip by calculating average speed for the entire trip?
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### Can you determine how fast you are going at the midpoint of a trip by calculating average speed for the entire trip?

No. The average for the trip tells you nothing about any moment during the trip. Maybe you started out yesterday and arrived today, 900 miles away, 20 hours later. The midpoint of the trip was 450 miles from each end. Was it also 10 hours after you started out ? There's no way to know. At the midpoint of the trip, maybe you were driving, maybe you were in a motel asleep, and maybe you were at a truck-stop having pie and coffee. There's no way to know.

### Can you determine how fast you were going at a midpoint of a trip by calculating average speed from the entire trip?

You can't. The average doesn't tell you anything about any single point during the trip. If I start out this morning and arrive somewhere 1,000 miles away tomorrow afternoon, my average speed for the entire trip could be 35 miles per hour. But at the mid-point of the trip ... either the mid-miles or the mid-time ... I could very well have been in a motel asleep. You can't tell.

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If only total distance and total time are considered, the speed calculated (total distance / total time) is the average speed of the entire trip.

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