Practice Problems
Constant Velocity: Position-Time Graphs
Directions:
On this worksheet you will review some of the properties of position-time graphs when the object is moving at a "constant velocity."
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Question 1
The y-axis, representing position, is scaled so that each square (vertical division) represents
11 meters.
The x-axis is scaled so that each square represents
1 second
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7,11,17 seconds
What was the cart's instantaneous speed at 5 seconds?
11.40 m/sec
cannot be determined
9.43 m/sec
7.86 m/sec
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Question 2
What was the cart's average speed during the first 8.2 seconds?
12.57 m/sec
10.73 m/sec
4.71 m/sec
8.05 m/sec
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Question 3
Where was the cart located at exactly 14 seconds?
27.5 m
22.7 m
cannot be determined
33.0 m
20.2 m
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Question 4
What was the magnitude of the cart's instantaneous velocity at 7 seconds?
8.05 m/sec
cannot be determined
0 m/sec
9.43 m/sec
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Question 5
What was the cart's average velocity between 7 and 14 seconds?
-4.3 m/sec
-60.5 m/sec
-6.05 m/sec
-8.6 m/sec
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Question 6
What was the cart's average speed for the entire 17 seconds?
14.80 m/sec
-4.2 m/sec
11.0 m/sec
-3.24 m/sec
14.4 m/sec
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