The graph above shows the velocity of a car over 8 seconds.Name: Date:

1) Estimate the area under the curve between 0 and 8 seconds using 4 strips (include the correct units in your answer).

2) What does your answer to 1) represent?

3) Is this an overestimate or underestimate? Justify your answer

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2) The area under the curve represents the distance travelled.

3) Under-estimate as the area of each trapezium is below the curve.

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1) Total area of 4 trapeziums = 54 + 102 + 134 + 150 = 440m2) The area under the curve represents the distance travelled.

3) Under-estimate as the area of each trapezium is below the curve.

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