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help finding slopes of tangents on a distance and time graph

 
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KieranMcCaffrey



Joined: 17 Oct 2013
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 4:56 am    Post subject: help finding slopes of tangents on a distance and time graph Reply with quote

Hey so this is the only site I figured I could get a real, free answer Confused I have five tangents, they are:
4.4cm and 0.40s
4.6cm and 0.45s
6.05cm and 0.50s
7.52cm and 0.55s
9.8cm and 0.60s

i'm really stuck -_- any help is apprciated...
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hepcj
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Joined: 23 Jun 2007
Posts: 125

PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From your question it seems as though you just need to find the slope of the distance time curve. Is there an image of the distance time curve that goes with these points, otherwise the question doesn't make much sense?
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yann



Joined: 22 Oct 2013
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Location: State College

PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm, I'm wondering what does tangent mean to you? How do each set of "cm" and "s" numbers make up a tangent? Are they points on a distance-time graph?
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