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Instantaneous Acceleration? please help

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Homework Statement



Find the instantaneous acceleration at 10s (see graph in attachment)

Homework Equations



a = dv/dt

dt----0

The Attempt at a Solution



I am taking an algebra based physics class and have never taken calculus before -_-
I tried 0.0 and 1.0 so far
Help on this problem would be very appreciated.
 

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gneill
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So what's the slope of the velocity curve at t = 10 seconds?
 
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Is it 1.6?

edit: got it, was overthinking this problem lol
 
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gneill
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Is it 1.6?
You have to ask? :frown: You have the graph, surely you can calculate the slope from it.
 

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