A woman starts from her home at 9.00 am, walks with a speed of 5 km h-1 on a straight road up to her office 2.5 km away, stays at the office up to 5.00 pm, and returns home by an auto with a speed of 25 km h-1. Choose suitable scales and plot the x-t graph of her motion. | Learn NCERT solution | Education portal Class 11 Physics | Study online Unit-3 Motion In A Straight Line



Q.3:- A woman starts from her home at 9.00 am, walks with a speed of 5 km h-1 on a straight road up to her office 2.5 km away, stays at the office up to 5.00 pm, and returns home by an auto with a speed of 25 km h-1. Choose suitable scales and plot the x-t graph of her motion.

 

Answer:-

Speed of the woman = 5 km/h
Distance between her office and home = 2.5 km
Time taken = Distance / Speed
= 2.5 / 5 = 0.5 h = 30 min
It is given that she covers the same distance in the evening by an auto.
Now, speed of the auto = 25 km/h
Time taken = Distance / Speed
= 2.5 / 25 = 1 / 10 = 0.1 h = 6 min
The suitable xt graph of the motion of the woman is shown in the given figure.