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# What does a negative slope represent in a velocity-time graph?

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Object is decelerating, slowing down.

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Tom Shallcross

A velocity-time graph means we have time on the x axis and velocity on the y. A negative slope on this type of graph tells us that the velocity is getting smaller as time passes, meaning the object is decelerating.

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Dawn M

If the gradient of the line is negative then this indicates that the object is decelerating.

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