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The graph below shows how Jan's distance from home varied with time as she walked to her friend's house, bought a magazine in a shop on the way, and walked back home again.
How far is it from Jan's house to the shop?
How far is it from Jan's house to her friend's?
How long did Jan spend in the shop?
How long did Jan spend at her friend's?
How long did the trip take altogether?
The Smith family are to drive 150 miles to a holiday cottage. They stopped to fill up with petrol on the way there. The graph below shows their distance from home against time for their journey.
At what time did they stop for petrol?
How long did the petrol stop take?
Half an hour after they arrive at the cottage they discover that they have left the keys for the cottage at home. Which point on the graph shows this?
Which of the following could explain the horizontal section marked A on the graph?
The car slowed for a tractor
The car overtook a lorry
The car was in a traffic jam
How long did this happen for?