Distance Traveled Formula

Distance traveled defines how much path an object has covered to reach its destination in a given period. The formula for distance traveled is given

distance travelled formula


  • d is the distance traveled
  • v is the velocity
  • t is the time taken to travel

The distance-traveled formula can be applied to calculate the distance of driving a car or swimming laps in a pool. While driving a car, the distance will be calculated in miles or kilometers, the rate is in miles per hour or kilometers per hour, and time is in hours. While swimming laps in a pool, the distance will be calculated in laps.

Solved Examples

Question 1: A heavily loaded truck travels at a velocity of 60 miles per hour. Calculate the total time taken by the truck to travel a distance of 200 miles?


Given: Velocity = 60 miles per hour

Displacement d = 200 miles

we know,

displacement d = vt

The time taken is given by

t = d/v

  = 200/60

  t = 3.33 hours

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