A courier-person cycles from a town to a neighbouring suburban area to deliver a parcel to a merchant.
Question:

A courier-person cycles from a town to a neighbouring suburban area to deliver a parcel to a merchant. His distances from the town at different times are shown by the given graph.


Study the above graph carefully and answer the questions given below:
(i)     What is the scale taken for the time-axis?

(ii)    How much time did the person take for the travel?

(iii)   How far is the place of the merchant from the town?

(iv)   Did the person stop on his way? Explain.

(v)    During which period did the ride fastest?

Solution:

(i) The scale taken at time-axis is 1 unit = 15 minutes.

(ii) The person travels for 3 hours 30 minutes.

(iii) The place of merchant is 22 km from the town.

(iv) Yes, the person stopped from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. as indicated by the horizonatal line in the graph.

(v) He ride fastest during 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

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