Enter the initial velocity and final velocity into the calculator to determine the average velocity.

Average Velocity Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the Average Velocity.

AV = IV + FV / 2

  • Where AV is the average velocity (m/s)
  • IV is the initial velocity (m/s)
  • FV is the final velocity (m/s)

To calculate the average velocity, add together the initial and final velocity, then divide by 2.

What is an Average Velocity?

Definition:

An average velocity is defined as the average change in distance with respect to time.

How to Calculate Average Velocity?

Example Problem:

The following example outlines the steps and information needed to calculate the Average Velocity.

First, determine the initial velocity. In this example, the initial velocity is found to be 20 m/s.

Next, determine the final velocity. For this problem, the final velocity is found to be 30m/2.

Finally, calculate the Average Velocity using the formula above:

AV = IV + FV / 2

AV = 20 + 30 / 2

AV = 25 m/s