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Calculating Travel Time on an Electric Scooter at 5 m/s for 2 Kilometers

Electric scooters have become a popular mode of urban transport, offering a swift and eco-friendly way to navigate through city streets. Hipsters and commuters alike often opt for these sleek vehicles, curious about how efficiently they can traverse the concrete jungles they inhabit. Imagine a hipster smoothly riding at a constant speed of 5 meters per second (m/s) on their electric scooter — a common average speed for such a device. They aim to cover a distance of 2 kilometers (km), a typical scenario for a short urban commute or a brisk trip to their favorite local café. How long would this journey take? To calculate the travel time, we simply need to apply the basic formula of time (t) = distance (s) / speed (v).


Since 1 kilometer is equivalent to 1,000 meters, the hipster's 2-kilometer jaunt translates to 2,000 meters. With the speed being a constant 5 m/s, the calculation becomes straightforward: t = 2,000 meters / 5 m/s = 400 seconds.


To make the result more comprehensible, let's convert seconds to minutes, given that there are 60 seconds in a minute. Dividing 400 seconds by 60 gives us roughly 6.67 minutes to complete the journey.


In conclusion, a hipster riding an electric scooter at a steady pace of 5 m/s will take approximately 6.67 minutes to travel 2 kilometers. This quick and efficient mode of transportation not only adds to the allure of the hipster lifestyle but also promotes sustainability and convenience in our daily commutes. Next time you gear up for a ride on your e-scooter, you'll know just how to calculate your travel time for any given distance!


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