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Velocity-Time Graph

  1. Sep 1, 2008 #1

    Using this graph, how far does the runner travel in 16 s?
    (Vs = 12 m/s)

    I tried doing area under the curve and it produced 174 m but I ended up getting it wrong.
    Did I do something wrong? Is there another way to approach this problem?
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  3. Sep 1, 2008 #2


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    With no V axis values it's hard to tell.

    Oh I see Vs is evenly spaced. Each unit is 3.

    That means that each unit block on the graph is 2 x 3 = 6 m

    And there are 1x4/2 + 4x4 + 1x2/2 + 2x1 + 2x2 = 25 blocks times 6 m per block is 150 m
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2008
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