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The Gladiator van travels miles per hour for hours

  1. Draw a graph of the situation. Label the axes carefully.

  2. Compute the exact area under the curve.

  3. How far did the Gladiator travel during those three hours?

Break it up into a rectangle and triangle adding up the areas.
Or use the formula for the area of a trapezoid.

It is the area under the curve.

First quadrant, x axis labeled time, hours, scaled from 0 to 3, y axis labeled speed, mph, scaled form 0 to 60, line starting at the point (0, comma 18), passing through the point (2, comma 58).