Distance-Time Graph Help

  • #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.
 

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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.
 
  • #3
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Hint: Slope of the d VS t graph is its velocity.
 
  • #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?
 
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mastershake said:
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?

That's right.
 
  • #6
Would I draw the line to the right with an arrow on the end?
 
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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.
 
  • #8
It is not a big graph with a lot of numbers, but thanks anyways. Thanks for the help ysk1.
 
  • #9
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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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