Fundamentals of Physics Extended (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 1-11823-072-8
ISBN 13: 978-1-11823-072-5

Chapter 2 - Motion Along a Straight Line - Questions: 1b

Answer

The final direction of travel is in the positive direction.

Work Step by Step

Velocity is a vector quantity, meaning that it measures not only magnitude, but also direction. On a graph, this is shown by the position of the plotted points: if its above the x-axis then it is going in the positive direction, and vice versa. At its final plotted point in this graph, the particle is above the x-axis, therefore its final direction of travel is positive.
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