2.Speed, velocity and acceleration Q2. Answer

a) The speed remained constant.

If the line on a distance-time graph has a constant gradient then the speed is constant.

b) 600m.

This can be read off the graph: after 20 s the car had travelled 200m, after 60 s it had traveled 800m So the distance travelled is 800- 200 = 600 m.

c) 15 m/s

Speed = distance/time, v=600/40 = 15 m/s. Don’t forget the units.

d) It stopped

The line is horizontal during this time, indicating that the car was not moving (no distance was travelled).