anonymous
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In the forrest the population of gray squirrels oscillates between a high of 5700 on January 1 (t=0)and a low of 2100 in July 1(t=6), Find a function for the population p(t) of grey squirrels in terms of time t months
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anonymous
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First you want to find the slope of teh graph from t=0 to t=6. Just use the slope formula.
anonymous
  • anonymous
I'm not quit sure how to do this problem so I need more info than that
anonymous
  • anonymous
After that, apply the slope to the formula, y=mx+b where m equals the slope. To solve for b, plug in either the first set of coordinates, (0,5700) or the second one (6,2100). If you get the right slope, the b value will be equal either way. Now plug in m and b in y=mx+b and you're done.

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anonymous
  • anonymous
I understand how to the rest after the slope can you just help me with the slope
anonymous
  • anonymous
The slope formula is \[m= (y _{2}-y _{1})/(x _{2}-x _{1})\] The x value is the time and the y value is the population since the population varies with time. As such, time is teh independent variable, x.
anonymous
  • anonymous
so is the answer y=600x+5700
anonymous
  • anonymous
The slope should be a -6. Did you do 5700-2100 instead of 2100-5700?
anonymous
  • anonymous
It is importable to be very careful with this. y2 and x2 mean the second end of teh slope, right of the first end, y1 and x1. 5700 is at t=0 while 2100 is at t=6 so 2100 is y2 value.
anonymous
  • anonymous
I didi that and you get 3600. sO then you take 3600/6=600 and m=600. Then you do5700=600(0)+b. and b=5700
anonymous
  • anonymous
you just meany=-600x+57000 now good
anonymous
  • anonymous
That's right
anonymous
  • anonymous
m=(2100-5700)/(6-0)=-600
anonymous
  • anonymous
ok so then that is my answer right
anonymous
  • anonymous
Yeah
anonymous
  • anonymous
p(t)=-600x+5700
anonymous
  • anonymous
Correct
anonymous
  • anonymous
thanks
anonymous
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You're welcome

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