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Verbal

Terry is skiing down a steep hill. Terry's elevation, E ( t ) , in feet after t seconds is given by E ( t ) = 3000 70 t . Write a complete sentence describing Terry’s starting elevation and how it is changing over time.

Terry starts at an elevation of 3000 feet and descends 70 feet per second.

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Maria is climbing a mountain. Maria's elevation, E ( t ) , in feet after t minutes is given by E ( t ) = 1200 + 40 t . Write a complete sentence describing Maria’s starting elevation and how it is changing over time.

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Jessica is walking home from a friend’s house. After 2 minutes she is 1.4 miles from home. Twelve minutes after leaving, she is 0.9 miles from home. What is her rate in miles per hour?

3 miles per hour

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Sonya is currently 10 miles from home and is walking farther away at 2 miles per hour. Write an equation for her distance from home t hours from now.

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A boat is 100 miles away from the marina, sailing directly toward it at 10 miles per hour. Write an equation for the distance of the boat from the marina after t hours.

d ( t ) = 100 10 t

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Timmy goes to the fair with $40. Each ride costs $2. How much money will he have left after riding n rides?

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Algebraic

For the following exercises, determine whether the equation of the curve can be written as a linear function.

2 x 2 + 3 y 2 = 6

No.

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For the following exercises, determine whether each function is increasing or decreasing.

f ( x ) = 4 x + 3

Increasing.

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a ( x ) = 5 2 x

Decreasing.

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h ( x ) = 2 x + 4

Decreasing.

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j ( x ) = 1 2 x 3

Increasing.

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n ( x ) = 1 3 x 2

Decreasing.

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For the following exercises, find the slope of the line that passes through the two given points.

( 2 ,   4 ) and ( 4 ,  10 )

3

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( 1 ,  5 ) and ( 4 ,  11 )

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( −1 , 4 ) and ( 5 , 2 )

1 3

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( 8 , −2 ) and ( 4 , 6 )

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( 6 ,   11 ) and ( 4 ,   3 )

4 5

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For the following exercises, given each set of information, find a linear equation satisfying the conditions, if possible.

f ( 5 ) = 4 , and f ( 5 ) = 2

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f ( −1 ) = 4 and f ( 5 ) = 1

f ( x ) = 1 2 x + 7 2

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( 2 , 4 ) and ( 4 , 10 )

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Passes through ( 1 , 5 ) and ( 4 , 11 )

y = 2 x + 3

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Passes through ( 1 ,  4 ) and ( 5 ,  2 )

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Passes through ( 2 ,  8 ) and ( 4 ,  6 )

y = 1 3 x + 22 3

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x intercept at ( 2 ,  0 ) and y intercept at ( 0 , −3 )

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x intercept at ( 5 ,  0 ) and y intercept at ( 0 ,  4 )

y = 4 5 x + 4

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Graphical

For the following exercises, find the slope of the lines graphed.

For the following exercises, write an equation for the lines graphed.

Numeric

For the following exercises, which of the tables could represent a linear function? For each that could be linear, find a linear equation that models the data.

x 0 5 10 15
g ( x ) 5 –10 –25 –40

Linear, g ( x ) = 3 x + 5

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x 0 5 10 15
h ( x ) 5 30 105 230
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x 0 5 10 15
f ( x ) –5 20 45 70

Linear, f ( x ) = 5 x 5

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x 5 10 20 25
k ( x ) 28 13 58 73
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x 0 2 4 6
g ( x ) 6 –19 –44 –69

Linear, g ( x ) = 25 2 x + 6

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x 2 4 6 8
f ( x ) –4 16 36 56
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x 2 4 6 8
f ( x ) –4 16 36 56

Linear, f ( x ) = 10 x 24

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x 0 2 6 8
k ( x ) 6 31 106 231
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Technology

If f is a linear function, f ( 0.1 ) = 11.5 ,    and   f ( 0.4 ) = 5.9 , find an equation for the function.

f ( x ) = 58 x + 17.3

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Graph the function f on a domain of [ 10 ,   10 ] :   f ( x ) = 0.02 x 0.01. Enter the function in a graphing utility. For the viewing window, set the minimum value of x to be 10 and the maximum value of x to be 10.

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Graph the function f on a domain of [ 10 ,   10 ] : f x ) = 2 , 500 x + 4 , 000

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Questions & Answers

can you not take the square root of a negative number
Sharon Reply
Suppose P= {-3,1,3} Q={-3,-2-1} and R= {-2,2,3}.what is the intersection
Elaine Reply
can I get some pretty basic questions
Ama Reply
In what way does set notation relate to function notation
Ama
is precalculus needed to take caculus
Amara Reply
It depends on what you already know. Just test yourself with some precalculus questions. If you find them easy, you're good to go.
Spiro
the solution doesn't seem right for this problem
Mars Reply
what is the domain of f(x)=x-4/x^2-2x-15 then
Conney Reply
x is different from -5&3
Seid
All real x except 5 and - 3
Spiro
how to prroved cos⁴x-sin⁴x= cos²x-sin²x are equal
jeric Reply
Don't think that you can.
Elliott
how do you provided cos⁴x-sin⁴x = cos²x-sin²x are equal
jeric Reply
What are the question marks for?
Elliott
Someone should please solve it for me Add 2over ×+3 +y-4 over 5 simplify (×+a)with square root of two -×root 2 all over a multiply 1over ×-y{(×-y)(×+y)} over ×y
Abena Reply
For the first question, I got (3y-2)/15 Second one, I got Root 2 Third one, I got 1/(y to the fourth power) I dont if it's right cause I can barely understand the question.
Is under distribute property, inverse function, algebra and addition and multiplication function; so is a combined question
Abena
find the equation of the line if m=3, and b=-2
Ashley Reply
graph the following linear equation using intercepts method. 2x+y=4
Ashley
how
Wargod
what?
John
ok, one moment
UriEl
how do I post your graph for you?
UriEl
it won't let me send an image?
UriEl
also for the first one... y=mx+b so.... y=3x-2
UriEl
y=mx+b you were already given the 'm' and 'b'. so.. y=3x-2
Tommy
Please were did you get y=mx+b from
Abena
y=mx+b is the formula of a straight line. where m = the slope & b = where the line crosses the y-axis. In this case, being that the "m" and "b", are given, all you have to do is plug them into the formula to complete the equation.
Tommy
thanks Tommy
Nimo
0=3x-2 2=3x x=3/2 then . y=3/2X-2 I think
Given
co ordinates for x x=0,(-2,0) x=1,(1,1) x=2,(2,4)
neil
"7"has an open circle and "10"has a filled in circle who can I have a set builder notation
Fiston Reply
Where do the rays point?
Spiro
x=-b+_Гb2-(4ac) ______________ 2a
Ahlicia Reply
I've run into this: x = r*cos(angle1 + angle2) Which expands to: x = r(cos(angle1)*cos(angle2) - sin(angle1)*sin(angle2)) The r value confuses me here, because distributing it makes: (r*cos(angle2))(cos(angle1) - (r*sin(angle2))(sin(angle1)) How does this make sense? Why does the r distribute once
Carlos Reply
so good
abdikarin
this is an identity when 2 adding two angles within a cosine. it's called the cosine sum formula. there is also a different formula when cosine has an angle minus another angle it's called the sum and difference formulas and they are under any list of trig identities
Brad
strategies to form the general term
carlmark
consider r(a+b) = ra + rb. The a and b are the trig identity.
Mike
How can you tell what type of parent function a graph is ?
Mary Reply
generally by how the graph looks and understanding what the base parent functions look like and perform on a graph
William
if you have a graphed line, you can have an idea by how the directions of the line turns, i.e. negative, positive, zero
William
y=x will obviously be a straight line with a zero slope
William
y=x^2 will have a parabolic line opening to positive infinity on both sides of the y axis vice versa with y=-x^2 you'll have both ends of the parabolic line pointing downward heading to negative infinity on both sides of the y axis
William
y=x will be a straight line, but it will have a slope of one. Remember, if y=1 then x=1, so for every unit you rise you move over positively one unit. To get a straight line with a slope of 0, set y=1 or any integer.
Aaron
yes, correction on my end, I meant slope of 1 instead of slope of 0
William
what is f(x)=
Karim Reply
I don't understand
Joe
Typically a function 'f' will take 'x' as input, and produce 'y' as output. As 'f(x)=y'. According to Google, "The range of a function is the complete set of all possible resulting values of the dependent variable (y, usually), after we have substituted the domain."
Thomas
Sorry, I don't know where the "Â"s came from. They shouldn't be there. Just ignore them. :-)
Thomas
GREAT ANSWER THOUGH!!!
Darius
Thanks.
Thomas
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Thomas
It is the  that should not be there. It doesn't seem to show if encloses in quotation marks. "Â" or 'Â' ... Â
Thomas
Now it shows, go figure?
Thomas
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