Susana asked in Cars & TransportationMotorcycles · 2 months ago

# A rightward-moving motorcycle increases its speed from 5.0 m/s to 25.0 m/s. Is the motorcycle accelearting?

Thanks for the help!!

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• fuzzy
Lv 6
1 month ago

Please use a dictionary & look up the word accelerate.

• Anon
Lv 6
1 month agoReport

Please try posting a question with a misspelling and note you cannot edit when posted.Only correct in updates.

• 1 month ago

No because accelearting is farting more and more rapidly, and mc's don't do that.

• 1 month ago

Yes, it is, by 20 m/sec .The Gee-forces would simply  be this change, if Average, over the time.

1 Gee=9.8  m/sec/sec. If U accelerated 20 m/sec/sec  For one second; that is 20/9.8/1  =2.04  gees. Force on yore  butt and  hands on bars  would double. Hang on!  That's why they  call non-instrument flying "seat of the pants".

Any change in velocity Or  direction;  by engine input, braking,  downward by gravity, or in a curve, is acceleration by definition. To hold that RH curve at a constant speed  is actually acceleration, because you constantly change direction, angle.. U note U need to open throttle a bit on a curve to maintain constant speed. Centrifugal  force pushes  wheel into road for better stability.

• 1 month ago

If it is rightward-moving, it has been struck by a cage running a red light. Motorcycles don't go sideways.

• 1 month ago

If the motorcycle has increased its speed down a slope it's going faster but NOT accelerating since no power was necessary to go from 5m/s to 25m/s.

• Pete L
Lv 5
1 month ago

Well for sure it ain't slowing down is it!

• 1 month ago

What else could "increases it's speed" MEAN?

Lv 4
1 month agoReport

True, its the Deceleration of Hitting a concrete floor from that speed to zero that creates force.  But, a bullet Shot sideways Decelerates. Hits target Always at Less velocity.Falling objects Accelerate, even on a slope (a Bit less ) Until air friction stops acceleration.  Velocity  now constant.