Distance traveled from the Velocity-Time Graph| University Physics

The graph below shows the velocity versus time graph for a certain object. What is the distance traveled by the object between times t = 2 s and t = 8 s?

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ANSWER: 27\:m

To find the total distance traveled by the object between 2 seconds and 8 seconds, we need to find the area under the graph of the velocity vs time from the specified time interval. Basically, the shape under the graph is just a combination of rectangles and triangles. The sum of the areas under the lines is 27 meters. 

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