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    Need help with word problem

    Hi all, new to the forum and was wondering if someone could help me with this word problem....im desperate! I dont even know where to start honestly. Thanks in advance!

    Last edited by giggles30708; July 2nd 2010 at 04:34 PM.
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    note that 1992 is t = 0

    you have two pairs of coordinates ...

    (0, 63.7) and (6, 67.0)

    write a linear equation that passes through these two points.
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    okay so help me out would .6t+63.7 be a linear function that fits the data?
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    Quote Originally Posted by giggles30708 View Post
    okay so help me out would .6t+63.7 be a linear function that fits the data?
    Yes (correct to one decimal place, that is, to the nearest tenth).
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    Thank you both very much! Just needed help getting going!
    Last edited by mr fantastic; July 3rd 2010 at 04:35 PM.
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