How to draw a distance-time graph

  • Real life situations such as travelling over time and across distance can be drawn on a graph.

  • Exact distances and times are plotted on the graph. These are shown as co-ordinates.

  • These points are then connected with straight lines to assist with further questions.

Find out how to draw a graph from real life examples

How to plot your graph

A distance/time graph shows time on one axis (x) and distance on the other axis (y).

It is important to plot the important information from the problem.

For example:

(0,0) is the starting point because no time has passed and no distance has been travelled.

(10,1000) shows that after 10 minutes has passed a distance of 1000 m has been travelled.

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