# Kinematic Graphing - Mission KG11 Detailed Help

 Which velocity-time graph is equivalent to the given position-time graph?
 A suitable approach to this question involves analyzing the position-time graph in order to develop a verbal description of the moving object it represents. Then match the verbal description to the particular features of a velocity-time graph would be consistent with such a motion.
 The position-time graph displays a straight diagonal line with positive slope. The positive slope represents an object with a positive velocity. The straightness of the line represents an object which is moving with a constant velocity. Thus, the graph represents a motion with a constant positive velocity.   A constant velocity on a velocity-time graph is represented by a horizontal line. A positive velocity on a velocity-time graph is represented by a line located in the positive region of the graph (above the time axis).
 Velocity-Time Graphs: Velocity versus time graphs represent changes that occur in an object's velocity with respect to time. These graphs most commonly display horizontal lines or straight diagonal lines. Horizontal lines represent an object with a constant velocity. If the horizontal line is on the time axis, the object is at rest (a constant velocity of 0 m/s). If the horizontal line is above or below the time axis, then the object is moving with a constant positive or a constant negative velocity. Straight diagonal lines represent an accelerated motion. The slope of the line is the acceleration of the object.
 Position-Time Graphs: Position versus time graphs represent changes that occur in an object's position with respect to time. These graphs most commonly display horizontal lines, straight diagonal lines and curved lines. Horizontal lines represent an object at rest. Straight diagonal lines represent a constant speed motion. Curved lines represent an accelerated motion. The slope of the line is the velocity of the object. Steeply-sloped lines represent fast-moving objects. Gently-sloped lines represent slow-moving objects.