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The graph below records the distance a bicyclist travels from Oshkosh to a town  miles away.

  1. Describe the velocity of the bicyclist.

    The velocity is the slope of a distance graph.

    The velocity is always positive. The bicyclist accelerates between and and then de accelerates between and . S/he is moving fastest at .

  2. What was the bike's average velocity

    Average velocity between  and .

  3. Approximate the bike's instantaneous velocity at hours.

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