A distance-time graph shows how far an object has travelled in a given time. It is a simple line graph that denotes distance versus time findings on the graph. Distance is plotted on the Y-axis. Time is plotted on the X-axis.

## How do you describe motion on a distance time graph?

On a distance-time graph, there are no line sloping downwards. A moving object is always ‘increasing’ its total length moved with time. ‘Curved lines’ on a distance time graph indicate that the speed is changing. The object is either getting faster = ‘accelerating’ or slowing down = ‘decelerating’.

## What is the difference between a distance time graph and a speed-time graph?

Speed-Time graphs look much like Distance-Time graphs. Time is plotted on the X-axis. Speed or velocity is plotted on the Y-axis. A straight horizontal line on a speed-time graph means that speed is constant.

## Can a body have acceleration at rest?

Answer. Yes, A body can have acceleration while at rest,but it will be negative acceleration or retardation.

## What does the slope tell you about a graph?

The Units of Slope The slope of a line is the change in y, y (read “delta y”), divided by the change in x, x (read “delta x”). That is, slope is , which is a rate of change. Stating the units for y and x will help clarify what the slope tells you about how the y-value changes from one x-value to the next.

## What does the slope of the V t graph represent?

The slope of a velocity graph represents the acceleration of the object. So, the value of the slope at a particular time represents the acceleration of the object at that instant.

## What does the slope of the line tell you about the acceleration of the ball?

Answer: The line on the velocity-time graph was a curved one since the velocity was decreasing as time increased. The slope has a negative value of -0.03. This slope represents the average acceleration of the ball.

## How do you find the slope of an acceleration graph?

Using the Slope Equation

1. Pick two points on the line and determine their coordinates.
2. Determine the difference in y-coordinates for these two points (rise).
3. Determine the difference in x-coordinates for these two points (run).
4. Divide the difference in y-coordinates by the difference in x-coordinates (rise/run or slope).