Sketch a velocity graph and label the axes with the correct units.
Shade the area under the curve for
. What does this area represent?
The area represents distance traveled (or displacement) between
What are the units of the area? Explain how you know.
The shape is a trapezoid.
and base are vertical, so they represent velocity
Height is horizontal, so it represents time, in hours. Evaluate the area of a trapezoid. Simplify the units.
Compute the distance traveled for
Use the eTool below to set values for t.
Click the link at right for the full version of the eTool: Calc 1-37 HW eTool