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6.A courier-person cycles from a town to a neighbouring suburban area to deliver a parcel to a merchant. His distance from the town at different times is shown by the following graph :
(a) What is the scale taken for the time axis?

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

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

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

(e) During which period did he ride fastest?

Answer :

(a) Scale taken for the time axis is : 4 units = 1 hour.
(b) The person took 3 hours 30 minutes i.e.,\(3\frac { 1 }{ 2 }\) hours for the total journey.

(c) The merchant’s place is 22 km far from the town.

(d) Yes; this is indicated by the horizontal part of the graph that the person stopped in the duration from 10 a.m. to 10.30 a.m.

(e)He rode faster between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m.

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