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In 1990, people in the United States spent about $285.7 billion on recreation. In 1995, they spent $402.5 billion. Find the slope of the line through the two points defined by the recreational data. What does the slope tell you? Help P R E T T Y Please

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  1. anonymous
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    (402.5- 285.7) / (1995 - 1990)

  2. anonymous
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    it says that the expenditure increases every year...or the rate of increase of expenditure is positive

  3. anonymous
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    so i divide them both after subtracting?

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    it is important to denote that such slope is given in billions per year.

  5. anonymous
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    yes that gives the slope....change in dependent quantity upon change in independent quantity

  6. anonymous
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    i got 116.8 divided by 5..is that right?

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    i got 23.36

  8. anonymous
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    yeah..as long as ur subtracting right

  9. anonymous
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    so what does the slope tell me?

  10. anonymous
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    the division was right, both 116.8/5 and 23.36 billions per year

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    so the slop of the line is 116.6 over 5?? im confused

  12. anonymous
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    understood?

  13. anonymous
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    i kind of understand, still a bit confused!

  14. anonymous
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    here is the method: y1-y0/x1-x0, considering years on the x axis and billions on the y axis. Being also x1,y1 the las point and x0,y0 the first point you will use to draw a line of which the slope is to be calculated.

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    OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! now i get it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (: (: your AAAAAAAAAAAAAMAZINGG!!! lOL thankss somuch!!

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