# How can I interpret graphs of motion?

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interpreting a motion graph is quite simple.....

as a vehicle or a moving object moves it covers a particular distance

this we jot it down in graphs and study the movement of the moving object.

as shown below if the line of the graph is on a horizontal or a diagonal , the distance will have a same equal ratio to time:

as shown here the line of the movement is diagonal the time (s) and position (m) share an equal ratio...

in one second the person travels 10m in distance. so if it is double the time the double the distance ( in two seconds 20 m traveled in distance)

motion graphs such as this on might be an easy one to interpret but graphs such as these might take time:

this graph shows us that in one second the object has traveled 10m but here since it is not a straight diagonal line the ratio isn't the same

here the distance and time don't share an equal ratio. so my observations would be:

1 sec : 10m

2sec : 10m

3sec : 20m

4sec : 30m

5sec : 40m

6 sec : 0 ( which means back to normal or dropped down it's motion completely)