anonymous
  • anonymous
A study was done to investigate the relationship between outdoor temperature and the amount of fluids an outdoor athlete drinks per day. The correlating linear model is shown below, where x represents the number of degrees over 80°F, and y represents the amount of fluids drank (in liters). Interpret the y-intercept
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katieb
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anonymous
  • anonymous
\[y=3.85+0.55x\]
anonymous
  • anonymous
is the equation they gave me
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Michele_Laino
  • Michele_Laino
here the y-intercept, is the value of fluid drank by an athlete at x=0, namely at the starting temperature of 80°F
anonymous
  • anonymous
umm ok i think that made sense
anonymous
  • anonymous
Michele_Laino
  • Michele_Laino
so, the number of liters of fluids, drank by an athlete is: 3.85 +0.55*0=3.85
Michele_Laino
  • Michele_Laino
at 80°F
anonymous
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ok

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