Using Graphs As A Visual Representation Of Rate Situations

Who Is Faster?

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Who Is Faster?

The green car traveled faster than the yellow car in the race from Task 1.

  • Where can you see this information on the racetrack?
  • Where can you see this information on the graph?

INTERACTIVE: Race and Graph

Hint:

  • The green car traveled the fastest. It reached the end of the track first, and its graph is the steepest line.
  • The orange car traveled the slowest. It reached the end of the track last, and its graph is not as steep as the other two lines.
  • The point at which each racer's graph intersects the 1-second line shows that racer's speed per second.
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