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Motion diagram question

  1. Sep 24, 2013 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
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    3. The attempt at a solution
    I understand that the diagram of A is displaying negative acceleration and the diagram of B is displaying positive acceleration. However, I am struggling to find an answer for the question. I'm also wondering if the diagram of B can be flipped around and still represent the same thing. I am admittedly not the best physics student and any help is appreciated. Thank you.
     
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  3. Sep 24, 2013 #2
    attached image (as i forgot to post it in the previous post)
     

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  4. Sep 25, 2013 #3

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    Acceleration is a vector, it has direction. negative acceleration is not the same as slowing down.
     
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