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- Homework Statement
- Find the total distance travelled in the first 16 seconds

- Relevant Equations
- s=0.5(a+b)*h

So I am supposed to look at the graph at part C and determine the total distance travelled. This is the answer sheet of the textbook. But I feel like the textbook is wrong here. But then I needed a confirmation if others can agree that it is wrong or not cause now I am very confused.

My answer is as follows

I divided this into two trapeziums.

1st Trapezium from the left:

s=0.5(15+55)*10

2nd Trapezium next to it:

s=0.5(55+37)*6

And then I add both of these trapezium area for the total distance.

So my answer is= 626m

The problem is that I am not sure why there is a 15 in the answer sheet for the 2nd Trapezium(for the variable "a" in the trapezium area equation). I think it is wrong. But maybe am I missing something?

Note v is given in ms^-1

t is given in seconds

My answer is as follows

I divided this into two trapeziums.

1st Trapezium from the left:

s=0.5(15+55)*10

2nd Trapezium next to it:

s=0.5(55+37)*6

And then I add both of these trapezium area for the total distance.

So my answer is= 626m

The problem is that I am not sure why there is a 15 in the answer sheet for the 2nd Trapezium(for the variable "a" in the trapezium area equation). I think it is wrong. But maybe am I missing something?

Note v is given in ms^-1

t is given in seconds

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