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  1. The graph at right records the distance a bicyclist travels from Oshkosh to a town 10 miles away. Homework Help ✎

    1. Describe the velocity of the bicyclist.

    2. What was the bike's average velocity

    3. Approximate the bike's instantaneous velocity at t = 5 hours.

The velocity is the slope of a distance graph.

The velocity is always positive. The bicyclist accelerates between t = 0 and t = 5 and then deccelerates between t = 5 and t = 10. S/he is moving fastest at t = 5.

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