Constant Velocity: Velocity-Time Graphs #1 Printer Friendly Version

Use the information from this velocity-time graph of a cart's movements to complete the following chart on notebook paper. Then answer the accompanying questions.

 time interval direction duration speed distancetraveled displacementduring interval cumulativedisplacement 0 0-3 seconds positive 3 seconds 1 m/sec 3 meters 3 meters, + + 3 meters 3-6 seconds 2 m/sec 6 meters, + + 9 meters 6-8 seconds 4 m/sec + 17 meters 8-9 seconds 3 m/sec 3 meters 9-10 seconds 1 second 1 m/sec 10-11 seconds NA 0 m/sec +21 meters 11-17 seconds negative 5 m/sec

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What was the total distance traveled by the cart during the entire 17 seconds?

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What was the net displacement of the cart during the entire 17 seconds?

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What was the cart's average speed during the entire 17 seconds?

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What was the cart's average velocity during the entire 17 seconds?

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Construct an equivalent position-time graph illustrating the same cart's movements. Use (0,0) as your starting point.
 When completed, place the coordinates of the cart's final position according to your position-time graph in the blank provided.

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