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# Position - Time Diagrams 1. How many seconds has elapsed in diagram 1? _________________
2. How far did the object travel from the origin? _________________
3. What is the distance traveled? _________________
4. Complete this table for each time segment in diagram 1:
Beginning time - Ending time Time interval Distance traveled in this interval Speed
0 to 2 secs
2 to 3 secs
3 to 4 secs
4 to 5 secs
5 to 8 secs
8 to 10 secs
0 to 10 secs
5. Use the first six speed values from the table above, add them together and divide by six. Show your calculations. Record that number here ______________.

6. What does that number represent?

7. Why doesn't that number equal the last (7th) speed calculation in the table? 1. How many seconds has elapsed in diagram 2? _________________
2. How far did the object travel from the origin? _________________
3. What is the distance traveled? _________________
4. Complete this table for each time segment in diagram 2:
Beginning time - Ending time Time interval Distance traveled in this interval Speed
0 to 2 secs
2 to 4 secs
0 to 4 secs
4 to 9 secs
5. Sketch a Position-time diagram showing the path of two objects. One object is moving at twice the speed of the other object.