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I would say positive,

as she starts the incline of the hill,

she has to pedel harder and harder,

whilst doing this she would be slowing down,

so yeah, positive

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Q: Suppose Sharon rides her bike at a speed of 10 ms as she rides up a hill her speed decreases to 5 ms is her acceleration positive or negative?
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