#### To determine

**To interpret:**

The physical meaning of the area between their velocity curves for the first minute of the race

#### Answer

The area between their velocity curves for the first minute represents the distance in meters by which Sue is ahead of Kathy after 1 minute.

#### Explanation

As Sue runs faster than Kathy throughout the 1500-meter race, the velocity curves representing Sue’s velocity is an upper curve while the curve representing Kathy’s velocity is a lower curve.

The area between their velocity curves for the first minute represents the distance in meters by which Sue is ahead of Kathy after 1 minute.