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Single Variable Calculus: Concepts...

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James Stewart
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337687805
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Single Variable Calculus: Concepts...

4th Edition
James Stewart
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337687805

Solutions

Chapter 1.1, Problem 12E
To determine

The winner of the race and check whether each runner has completed the race.

Expert Solution

Answer to Problem 12E

Runner A won the race and all the three runners finished the race.

Explanation of Solution

Given:

The graph of three runners compete in a 100-meter race

Observation:

In the given graph, the x-axis represents the time in seconds and the y-axis represents the distance in meters. It is observed from the graph that the runner A reached 100 m in 15 seconds, runner B reached about 20 seconds whereas the runner C reached the destination around 23 seconds. Therefore, the runner A won the race as the runner reached the destination in short duration.

Moreover, all the three runners A, B, and C have completed the race as they reached the destination of 100 meters.

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