### Home > INT3 > Chapter 11 > Lesson 11.2.3 > Problem 11-88

Pierre competes in the

In the first Olympics in 1896, the winning time was

seconds. What was the average speed of the winning runner? If Pierre wants to set an Olympic record, what time does he need to beat? What speed does that correspond to?

m/s Pierre wants to make a graph of the times and speeds as inspiration for his training. What function can he use to model the speed as a function of the time?

Olympics | Time (sec) | Olympics | Time (sec) | |
---|---|---|---|---|

1896 | 1960 | |||

1900 | 1964 | |||

1904 | 1968 | |||

1906 | 1972 | |||

1908 | 1976 | |||

1912 | 1980 | |||

1920 | 1984 | |||

1924 | 1988 | |||

1928 | 1992 | |||

1932 | 1996 | |||

1936 | 2000 | |||

1948 | 2004 | |||

1952 | 2008 | |||

1956 | 2012 |