Graphing Position & Speed vs Time: Practice Problems


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What is position?

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1. If you start at the origin, run around for a total distance of 50 meters, and then finish 5 meters from the origin, what is your distance traveled? And what is your change in position?

2. What is speed?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In algebra, you may be required to use a graph to depict or discern position, time, speed, and distance. This quiz will judge your understanding of these terms and equations as well as your ability to read or plot a position vs. time graph.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will gauge your understanding of position, time, distance, and speed as they are used in algebra equations or graphs. The following will be covered:

  • Definitions
  • Practice word problems
  • Graph-reading

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept distance
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve practice problems involving position and distance
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about speed vs. time graphs

Additional Learning

To learn more about position, distance, speed, and time graphs, review the accompanying lesson titled Graphing Position & Speed vs. Time: Practice Problems. This lesson goes further in depth regarding:

  • Definition of key terms
  • Reading a graph
  • Using a graph to solve example problems
  • Creating a graph from raw data