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ok they give you a basic time vs distance table:

- 0 sec - 0 m
- 1 sec - 2 m
- 2 sec - 8 m
- 3 sec - 18 m
- 4 sec - 32 m
- 5 sec - 50 m

its a ball rolling down a hill which makes sense for the data. now the question is what is the distance after 2.2 seconds. can you figure that out exactly or do you just look at a graph and estimate it?

second question is what is the slope at 3 seconds? now i konw slope is change in y over change in x (meaning change in distance over change in time) which is also the velocity at 3 seconds but which two points do you use? do you use the 3 second data with the 2 second data or the 3 second data with the 4 second data? they give different answers.

third, if you do look at all the differences from one second to the next, you get a patten of how much it jumps - 2, 6, 10, 14, 18 - those are the velocities at each second, right? well since it jumps by 4 each time can i then say the acceleration is 4 m/s^2?

thanks.