Interpreting Line Graphs

11 Questions
Interpreting Line Graphs

Answer these 11 questions. When you are done, review your answers.

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Which graph could be used to represent the height of a ball thrown straight up into the air versus time?

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  • 1. 
    Which graph could be used to represent the height of a ball thrown straight up into the air versus time?
    • A. 
    • B. 
    • C. 
  • 2. 
    • A. 

      The temperature in an Indiana house in January when the the heat is turned off.

    • B. 

      The temperature in an Indiana house in July when the air conditioning is turned off.

    • C. 

      The temperature of a pot of water when it is heated.

    • D. 

      The temperature of a glass of soda when it is taken out of the refrigerator.

  • 3. 
    Lou is walking at a constant speed on a trail when it begins to rain, so he speeds up and runs the rest of the way to his car at a constant speed.  Which graph could represent this situation?
    • A. 
    • B. 
    • C. 
  • 4. 
    Which situation could be represented by this graph?
    • A. 

      The height of a bouncing ball over time.

    • B. 

      Your heart rate as you run in relation to time.

    • C. 

      The distance a Ferris wheel is from the ground over time.

    • D. 

      The length of your hair over time as you get it cut once a month.

  • 5. 
    image found at http://www.mathgoodies.com/lessons/graphs/practice_unit11.html What does the slope of this graph tell us?
    • A. 

      The increase in exersize

    • B. 

      Minutes per beat

    • C. 

      Beats per minute

    • D. 

      How pulse rate and exercise are related

  • 6. 
    What is the average rate of change between the 1st and 3rd minutes?
    • A. 

      15 beats per minute

    • B. 

      1 beat per minute since the slope is 1/1

    • C. 

      41 beats per minute

    • D. 

      5 beats per minute since slope is 20/5

  • 7. 
    Describe the pulse rate between the 3rd and 5th minutes.
    • A. 

      The pulse rate is slowing down, less beats per minute.

    • B. 

      The runner's exercise is slowing down

    • C. 

      The pulse is stopping.

    • D. 

      Time is slowing down.

  • 8. 
    The graph above shows the distance vs. time graph of a helicopter beginning to take off. Explain in detail the helicopters motions in the first 4 seconds. image from http://www.bristol.k12.ct.us/uploaded/faculty/solomona/Graphing/speed_graph.png
    • A. 

      The helicopter goes up and back down

    • B. 

      The helicopter rises slowly, then rises quickly then lands back on the helipad.

    • C. 

      The helicopter takes off

    • D. 

      The helicopter crashes....

  • 9. 
    What is the helicopter's approximate speed during the 4th and 8th second...
    • A. 

      6 meters per second

    • B. 

      2 meters per second

    • C. 

      8 meters per secon

    • D. 

      4 meters per second

  • 10. 
    The graph shows a mans run from home in feet. Explain the graph between the times of 4 and 6 seconds?
    • A. 

      The man walks at a constant pace.

    • B. 

      The man stops

    • C. 

      The man walks straight.

  • 11. 
    Which statement below is true about the graph?
    • A. 

      None of them are true

    • B. 

      The man returned back home in the 10th and 12th seconds

    • C. 

      The man ran downhill during the 10th and 12th seconds

    • D. 

      The man ran faster in the 10th and 12th second than he did in the 2nd and 4th