Motion Lab Activity

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We found that the y-intercept of our Position Versus Time graph tells us the initial (starting) position of the man, and

__i____n general, the y-intercept of a Position Versus Time graph gives the initial position of the object being represented by the graph.____And, in general, the y-coordinate of a point on a Position Versus Time graph tells us the location of the object at the time given by the x-coordinate.__For instance, if the coordinates for a point on a Position Versus Time graph are ( 3 seconds, 5 meters ), then the position of the object at 3 seconds is 5 meters.