# Velocity Time Graph Question

1. Nov 4, 2009

### pinnacleprouk

This is my first post so I would like to say thank you in advance for any help, my picture would not upload so i have included a link to a quick sketch, you do not have to download it but can view it by clicking on the link, thanks

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
The graph of velocity versus time of a body in linear motion is shown below.
Calculate the total distance travelled at the end of the motion i.e. 15s from start

http://www.zshare.net/image/679636760bde92d1/ [Broken]

2. Relevant equations
I have uploaded a makeshift quick sketch to show the graph (the red lines are just to show the numbers on the graph where the lines fall

3. The attempt at a solution

I have 5 triangles and used 1/2 vt to work out a total of 12.5

then 5 rectangles and used vt to work out a total of 20

giving me a distance of 32.5m

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution
1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

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2. Nov 4, 2009

### Pheo1986

i think the scale is wrong on your y-axis. so if the scale is increasing (as i assume it should be) so 3 and 4 switches places, then yes your answer is correct.

3. Nov 4, 2009

### pinnacleprouk

Yes the 3 and 4 should switch places!

Thanks