# Easy question

1. Jul 28, 2007

### HelloMotto

hi.

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. Could anyone help me please?

2. Jul 28, 2007

### jcsolis

are you working with derivatives or integrals?

3. Jul 28, 2007

### HelloMotto

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.

4. Jul 28, 2007

### G01

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.

5. Jul 28, 2007

### HelloMotto

umm the at 0 mins the car is not moving so 0 distance. and 5 min the car is at 6.3 km.

6. Jul 28, 2007

### G01

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7. Jul 28, 2007

### HelloMotto

LOL. thank you. i misunderstood the question. thx again.:rofl:

8. Jul 28, 2007