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# What does the slope of the line on a posiition vs time graph tell you about an objects speed?

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Slope at any point is speed. if slope is constant (staight line)then speed is constant; if curved up speed is accelerating. If curved down it is decelerating Wiki User

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### What does the slope of a speed vs time graph indicate about the objects motion?

The slope of the speed/time graph is the magnitude (size) of the object's acceleration.

### What does the slope of a speed vs time graph indicate an object's motion?

The slope of a speed vs time graph indicates an objects acceleration.

### Does the slope of the line on a speed time graph tells the speed?

No. The slope on a speed vs time graph tells the acceleration.

### In a graph speed versus time what is the meaning of the slope?

The slope of the speed-vs-time graph is the magnitude of acceleration.

acceleration

### What information does the slope of a speed time graph provide?

The slope of a speed/time graph at any point is the acceleration at that instant.

### What does slope of a speed time graph represent?

The slope of a velocity-time graph represents acceleration.

### What does the slope of a speed-time graph represent?

The slope of a velocity-time graph represents acceleration.

### What does the slope of the distance time graph represent?

The slope of a distance-time graph represents speed.

### How do you calculate speed of a distance time graph?

Speed (in the radial direction) = slope of the graph.

### Does the speed of a position time graph of an object gives the speed of the object?

No, but the slope of the graph does.

### How can speed be determined from a graph of distance vs time?

Slope of the graph will give you speed.