# How do I find the total distance covered from a velocity-time graph?

## How to find distance in velocity time graph

Consider this graph for instance-,The area under the graph that is below the red line should give you the total distance covered.

,Total distance covered = area of triangle + area of the square

## Velocity-time graph acceleration

Yeah.

,A velocity vs time graph shows the velocity change with respect to time.

,Acceleration is defined exactly as the rate of change of velocity with respect to time.

,a=frac {dv}{dt}Basically what Iu2019m trying to say here is: divide the change in velocity by the change of time and youu2019ll get the slope of something (a something that is a line if the motion is uniformly accelerated), which is defined as the acceleration.

## Slope of velocity-time graph

dV/dT = ACCELERATION.

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!!,SO IF ITS A CURVE.

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GET AN INSTANTANEOUS ACCLERATIONu2026AT A POINT WHERE YOU WANT TO FIND OUTBY DRAWING A TANGENT.

,IF A STRAIGHT LINE.

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THEN SLOPE OF GRAPH WITH X -AXIS WILL BE THE ACCELERATION