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  1. Theo lost his graph again! Luckily, he used his distance-time graph to determine the following properties of his motion. Help him re-create a possible graph of his motion. 1-183 HW eTool (Desmos). Homework Help ✎


    • He walked in one direction during the entire 5 seconds, except during the 2 seconds when he was temporarily still.

    • His average velocity was −2 feet per second.

    • He began his motion 12 feet away from the motion detector.

If Theo is always walking in the same direction, except for when he stopped, the slope of your graph should be either always positive or always negative.

Because his average velocity was 2 feet per second and he walked for 5 seconds, he should end up 10 feet away from where he started.

Use the eTool below to explore possible graphs of Theo's motion.
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