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Watch for the Deer


After a long day at work Mark is excited to get home and binge watch his favorite TV shows. He gets in the car and accelerates from rest at a constant rate and eventually reaches a constant velocity. After traveling at this velocity for a bit, he decelerates and comes to a stop at a stop sign.

He accelerates again at a constant rate and reaches a constant velocity. Suddenly he sees a deer and slams on the brakes as hard as possible coming to a stop just before striking the deer.

Which of the following velocity versus time graphs best describes the motion of Mark’s car?