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3-103.

The graph at right records the distance a bicyclist travels from Oshkosh to a town 10 miles away. Homework Help ✎ Describe the velocity of the bicyclist.

What was the bike's average velocity

Approximate the bike's instantaneous velocity at

*t*= 5 hours.

The velocity is the slope of a distance graph.

The velocity is always positive. The bicyclist accelerates between *t* = 0 and *t* = 5 and then deccelerates between *t* = 5 and *t* = 10. S/he is moving fastest at *t* = 5.

IROC at a point = slope of the tangent line at that point.