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# What does mean slope is derived formula for speed?

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###### 2012-09-13 02:26:06

If you are talking about a position vs time graph, the slope gives the average velocity. Velocity is displacement/change in time. (Change in position is displacement). Position is on the y axis and time is on the x axis. The slope = (y2-y1)/(x2-x1) = change in position/change in time = average velocity.

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It is the equation of a straight line plotted on the Cartesian plane.

That slope is the 'speed' of the motion. If the slope is changing, then the speed is changing. That's 'accelerated' motion. (It doesn't matter whether the speed is growing or shrinking. It's still 'accelerated' motion. 'Acceleration' does NOT mean 'speeding up'.)

If by position, you mean distance, then the slope or gradient of the line of distance vs. time represents speed.

Distance divided by time is the formula for speed. Distance = speed by time also

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X=5 is a vertical line, so it has no slope. When I say it has no slope, I don't mean the slope is 0, I mean the slope is nonexistent.

The traditional slope intercept formula is y=mx+b with m being the slope and b being the y-intercept. Given the equation 1y-2x 4 the problem is unanswerable because you do not know the mathematical function between 2x and 4. If you assume that 1y-2x=4 then the slope intercept formula would be y=2x+4. This would mean that the y-intercept is 4 and the slope is 2.

If you mean: y = mx+b then it is the formula for a straight line equation whereas m is the slope and b is the y intercept

Probably: Average Speed = Total Distance/Total Time. or Instantaneous Speed = Gradient of the tangent to the Distance v Time graph.

Celeritas means 'at the speed of light'. In Einstein's formula E=MC2, the 'C2' stands for 'the speed of light times the speed of light, or, the speed of light times itself, or, the speed of light squared.

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BecAuse that would mean it is going an infinite speed. The slope of a distance time graph is the objects velocity or speed. If there is a line parallel to the distance axis, there is a vertical line. The slope of a vertical line is infinite. It is not possible to go an infinite speed.

This is true for many reson the answer is that it used to be called "module of slope" but now its just called slope.

Assuming that you mean that those are the (x,y) points, then solve this by using the formula for calculating slope. Chance in y / chance in x = slope so, (-5 - 0) / 0 - 0 Already you can see the problem. The denominator will equal 0, which means that it does not exist. The slope of that line does not exist, nor does the slope for any vertical line. On a completely separate note though, the slope of a horizontal line is 0.

If you mean: y = mx+b then it is the formula for the equation of a straight line whereas m is the slope and b is the y intercept.

If you mean: mx+b = y then it is the formula of a straight line whereas m is the slope and b is the y intercept

This would indicate negative acceleration, which would mean that the object in question is speeding up.

If you mean: (2, 3) and (3, 6) then the slope works out as 3

If you mean y = 12x then the slope of the line is 12

If a line has a negative slope it is going 'down hill' and if it has a positive slope it is going 'up hill'