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Bicycle Race

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You and your friend are debating over who is the fastest bicycler. To solve the debate the two of you decide to race each other. You both start at rest and at the same time begin pedaling as fast as possible, accelerating at a constant rate until one of you crosses the finish line.

Which of the following velocity versus time graphs best matches your (or your friend’s) motion?

A

A

B

B

C

C

D

D