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Easy question

  1. Jul 28, 2007 #1

    ok so my question is related to distance-time graphs
    A chart was given, i plotted it on to graph and drew a bes-fit straight line.

    One of the question asks "using your graph, find the distance traveled after 5.0 min."

    ok i found the slope of the line between 5min and the last point, which is 12 min.

    The problem is i forget what to do next lol. :blushing: Could anyone help me please?
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  3. Jul 28, 2007 #2
    are you working with derivatives or integrals?
  4. Jul 28, 2007 #3
    oh umm. i dont know what derivatives mean lol. i checked my text book and i cant find those terms.
    its a grade 10 science by the way.
  5. Jul 28, 2007 #4


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    First, I think when they say find the distance traveled after 5 minutes, I think they mean to find the distance traveled after five minutes has passed, not the distance traveled from the 5 minute mark to the end of the graph.

    OK, so you have position graphed on the y axis, correct? If this is the case, can you tell me the position at 0 minutes, and the position at 5min? If you can, just remember that distance is a change in position.
  6. Jul 28, 2007 #5
    umm the at 0 mins the car is not moving so 0 distance. and 5 min the car is at 6.3 km.
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    OK.......Read what you just posted. Unless, I'm reading the question incorrectly, I think you just answered your own question.:smile:
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  8. Jul 28, 2007 #7
    LOL. thank you. i misunderstood the question. thx again.:rofl:
  9. Jul 28, 2007 #8


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    Your welcome!
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