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Homework Help: Distance-Time Graph Help

  1. Oct 4, 2006 #1
    How would you graph these?
    A. Starting at the origin, travels at 5m/sec
    B.Starting at origin, travels at 7m/sec
    C.starting at origin, remains at rest
    D. Starting 3 meters from the origin, travels at 5m/sec
    I have no idea where to begin.
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 4, 2006 #2
    you are given units, so set each axis according to units given. How long do you need to carry out these graphs? If it is a long time you should adjust your scale accordingly.
  4. Oct 4, 2006 #3
    Hint: Slope of the d VS t graph is its velocity.
  5. Oct 4, 2006 #4
    So, I know that meters would be on the y-axis and seconds on the x-axis, but I don't know how I would plot those given numbers. The slope for A is 5/1, so I would just go up 5 and over 1 then plot the point?
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2006
  6. Oct 4, 2006 #5
    That's right.
  7. Oct 4, 2006 #6
    Would I draw the line to the right with an arrow on the end?
  8. Oct 4, 2006 #7
    But if your grapps is for like 100 meters i would personally go up by 5 or 10 meter increments because it would make the graph take up less room, just a thought to keep in mind.
  9. Oct 4, 2006 #8
    It is not a big graph with a lot of numbers, but thanks anyways. Thanks for the help ysk1.
  10. Oct 4, 2006 #9
    I never said it had a lot of numbers what i ment was that it if it was drawn out over a long amount of time and distance i would adjust the axies accordingly. I guess i didnt make myself clear...
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