i was wondering if someone could explain the relationship between distance/velocity/acceleration? I dont have a clear understanding how they are related.. especially when they are plotted on a graph. Ill give you a specific example: so there was a velocity-time graph where the average acceleration (slope) over the entire graph was 0.5m/s^2. The instantaneous acceleration at t=16s was -1m/s^2. And it asked if the average acceleration was greater than the instantaneous or was the instantaneous greater than the average? My thoughts were that since the instantaneous acceleration was greater in magnitude it was greater... this was wrong :( but i dont understand how or why??