** -Shresthi Goyal, Subject Matter Expert at Edumarz**

**Answer:**

First of all, let’s understand what is average speed and average velocity

**Average**** speed**** = Total Distance Travelled/Total Time Taken**

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**Average**** Velocity**** = Total Displacement / Total Time Taken**

So, the magnitude of average velocity can be equal to the average speed, when the total distance traveled is equal to total displacement,

And this can be possible, only when the object is moving along a straight line

So, when an object is moving along a straight line magnitude of average velocity becomes equal to the average speed