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The graph shows the distances traveled by two hikers over several hours.A graph measuring distance and time. Two lines, labeled Hiker A and Hiker B, exit the origin to show that distance increases as time increasesWhich hiker is moving at a faster rate?Select from the drop-down menu to correctly complete the statement.Hiker is moving at a faster rate.

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Answer:Hiker A is moving at a faster rate.Step-by-step explanation:When two lines are being compared, the one that moves faster is the one with the higher slope.  Looking at these two graphs, we see that the graph of Hiker A has a higher slope; therefore Hiker A is moving faster.