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Graphing stop and go traffic

  1. Sep 8, 2010 #1
    In heavy rush-hour traffic you drive in a straight line at 12 for 1.5 minutes, then you have to stop for 3.5 minutes, and finally you drive at 15 for another 2.5 minutes.

    How would u graph this
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  3. Sep 8, 2010 #2


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    Re: Graph

    A velocity versus time graph would be useful. You can find distance on it by doing the area under the graph.
    So would a distance versus time graph. The slope on this graph is the velocity, so you could draw the graph knowing the slopes of the two parts.
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