Constant Velocity: Velocity-Time Graphs #3 Printer Friendly Version
On this graph, a cart's velocity in m/sec is plotted on the y-axis and the time in sec is plotted on the x-axis.

Chart: It is recommended that all students first organize the information provided on this velocity-time graph in a chart before answering the following questions.

 time interval direction duration speed distancetraveled displacementduring interval cumulativedisplacement 0 0-4 sec 4-10 sec 10-13 sec 13-18 sec 18-20 sec 20-34 sec 34-42 sec 42-46 sec
 Give one combination of intervals when the cart traveled at the same speed but with different velocities?

 What was the cart's instantaneous speed at 11 seconds?

 What was the cart's instantaneous speed at 19 seconds?

 What was the cart's instantaneous speed at 42 seconds?

 During which time interval did the cart travel the greatest distance?

 During which time interval(s) was the cart traveling in a negative direction?

 Describe the cart's behavior between 0 and 20 seconds (speed, direction of travel, and distance traveled).

 What was the total distance the cart traveled for the entire 46 seconds?

 What was the cart's average speed during these 46 seconds?

 What was the cart's net displacement for the entire graph?

 What was the cart's average velocity during these 46 seconds?

 Construct a scaled position-time graph that illustrates the cart's behavior.     In the blank provided, state the cart's final position according to your graph.