# Finding Average Speed for Pole Position: Example Problem - Not as easy as you may think

This video is an example problem that walks through finding the average speed for the last 2 laps of the 4 lap qualifier for the Indianapolis 500 assuming an average speed for the first 2 laps. It is actually more difficult than it initially appears.

Content Times:

0:36 Reading the Problem

1:06 Translating to Physics

3:25 A Visual representation of our Known Values

4:07 Beginning to Solve the Problem

5:27 Finding the Time for Part 1

7:15 Finding the Total Time

9:00 Finding the Time for Part 2

10:15 Finding the Average Speed for Part 2

10:45 A Common Mistake

12:07 The Answer

13:15 A Question about Significant Digits

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Content Times:

0:36 Reading the Problem

1:06 Translating to Physics

3:25 A Visual representation of our Known Values

4:07 Beginning to Solve the Problem

5:27 Finding the Time for Part 1

7:15 Finding the Total Time

9:00 Finding the Time for Part 2

10:15 Finding the Average Speed for Part 2

10:45 A Common Mistake

12:07 The Answer

13:15 A Question about Significant Digits

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