Interpreting Line Graphs

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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?
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• B.
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• 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

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