The table shows speedometer readings at 10-second intervals during a 1-minute period for a car racing at the Daytona International Speedway in Florida. (a) Estimate the distance the race car traveled during this time period using the velocities at the beginning of the time intervals. (b) Give another estimate using the velocities at the end of the time periods. (c) Are your estimates in parts (a) and (b) upper and lower estimates? Explain.

Problem 14

The table shows speedometer readings at 10-second intervals during a 1-minute period for a car racing at the Daytona International Speedway in Florida. (a) Estimate the distance the race car traveled during this time period using the velocities at the beginning of the time intervals. (b) Give another estimate using the velocities at the end of the time periods. (c) Are your estimates in parts (a) and (b) upper and lower estimates? Explain.

Step-by step solution

Step 1 of 4

a)

The objective is to determine distance travelled by race car using the velocities at the beginning of the intervals.

Readings of the speedometer of a car are shown below:

To have the velocity in consistent units,convert the velocity in ft/s.

Rewrite the table as follows,