Travel graph


Travel graphs are line graphs that are used to describe the motion of objects such as cars, trains, walkers and cyclists. The distance travelled is represented on the vertical axis and the time taken to travel that distance is represented on the horizontal axis.

Have data ready to plot as points on a graph.Draw two perpendicular lines that intersect on the graph paper, leaving a margin of three or four boxes between the axes and the edges of the paper.Label the axes.Begin plotting (graphing points) based on your (time, distance) data pairs (t,d) = (x,y); remember we are substituting t for x, and d for y.After all the points have been plotted, take a straight edge (preferably a ruler) and connect the dots from the lowest X axis measurement to the highest measurement.If there are more than two variables (there are two or more different sets of data being graphed) you will have to use two different colors or patterns to distinguish between them.

cons-doesnt easily reveal exact values