# Problem: Figure 2.2 shows the velocity time graph of a motorist during a 8 second period. The motorist leaves home (position x = 0m) at time t = 0s and the velocity change as shown. What is the acceleration at 5.0 s?

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Figure 2.2 shows the velocity time graph of a motorist during a 8 second period. The motorist leaves home (position x = 0m) at time t = 0s and the velocity change as shown. What is the acceleration at 5.0 s? Frequently Asked Questions

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