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    Exclamation Finding real life examples for linear functions

    To say the least I have no idea why I'm in college algebra.I suck really bad!!!! I have a tutor that doesn't help. I need some help on getting examples for a real life example of a linear function.
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    I think the examples is so many that we do not even think of them. In 3d-graphics for example, you use a lot of vectors. In phisycs simulations, vectors for all sorts of things is essential. Your body weight is for example a linear function of your initial weight, how much food you eat and how much you drink, how much you burn and how much you sweat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HeatherLuberts View Post
    To say the least I have no idea why I'm in college algebra.I suck really bad!!!! I have a tutor that doesn't help. I need some help on getting examples for a real life example of a linear function.
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    Here are two simple Physics ones:

    The speed of an object in free-fall (not including air resistance) is a linear function of time.

    The distance traveled by an object moving at a constant speed is a linear function of time.

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