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Estimating Area under a Graph

If you have not seen it yet, consider flying with Professor Goetz over Rio hills. His GPS recorded the this graph of the velocity function v(t) . Based on this graph estimate the total distance traveled during the glider flight from the take off to the landing on the beach. Explain in words how you do this estimate.

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The area under a velocity curve is estimated by geometry. The solution is detailed and well presented. The response was given a rating of "5/5" by the student who originally posted the question.