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.
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.
(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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