Practice Problem 2-10

A billiard ball travels \(0.46 \;m\) in the \(+x\) direction, having started at the origin \((x = 0)\), bounces off another ball to travel \(0.84\; m\) in the opposite direction, then bounces from the edge of the billiard table finally coming to rest \(0.12 \;m\) from that edge. The entire motion is one-dimensional and takes \(2.5 \;s\). Determine the billiard ball's (a) average speed, (b) final position, (c) average velocity.

The average speed is given by:
(A)  \(\text{average speed = (distance traveled)/time}\)

(B)  \(\text{average speed = displacement/time}\)