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A car which runs very slowly in the morning travels at a speed of ft/s in the first seconds after it starts for .

  1. Draw the velocity versus time graph.

    first quadrant, x axis labeled seconds, scaled from 0 to 50, y axis labeled ft/sec, scaled from 0 to 70, increasing line from origin through (30, comma 60).

  2. Use your graph to find the distance the car travels in the first seconds after it starts.

    Same increasing line, area below line & above x axis is shaded, creating triangle, horizontal leg labeled, t.

    Distance is the area under a velocity curve.