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A car travels mph for hours and mph for the next two hours.

  1. How far did the car travel?

  2. Draw a speed vs. time graph of the situation.

  3. What is the area under your curve from ?

  4. How do your answers to part (a) and part (c) compare? Why?

distance = (rate)(time)

Added to graph, vertical segments from x axis to horizontal segments at x = 3, and x = 5, areas below horizontal segments are shaded.

They are the same because the area under the curve is the distance traveled.