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How to Find Velocity-Time Graph from Position-Time Graph?

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Not too necessary to follow this format, but here is my question: I know I probably shouldn't ask such a simple question, but how do I find a velocity-time graph from a position-time graph? I know it's just slope, but I'm looking at a curve, and I don't want to differentiate it. I also know that this is probably not as difficult as I'm making it, but I'm completely blanking on this one. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks guys!

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1. Homework Statement
Not too necessary to follow this format, but here is my question: I know I probably shouldn't ask such a simple question, but how do I find a velocity-time graph from a position-time graph? I know it's just slope, but I'm looking at a curve, and I don't want to differentiate it. I also know that this is probably not as difficult as I'm making it, but I'm completely blanking on this one. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks guys!

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You are right that it is the slope at each point, so just look at delta-y / delta-x at each point.
 

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