## mm3591 one year ago x = time in seconds y = distance in miles If you plot the distance that a space shuttle travels at a speed of 5 miles per second, what's the slope?

1. anonymous

so slope is x/y

2. anonymous

slope is 5

3. anonymous

y/x sorry

4. mm3591

here are my answer choices A. 1/5 B. -5 C.-1/5 D.5

5. anonymous

if the distance is 5 you plug in 5 where Y goes then since its 5 miles for 1 second you plug in 1 where x goes

6. anonymous

Since you used nicely tidied units, and its a distance time graph it means that the slope is the speed.

7. anonymous

and you get $\frac{ 5 }{ 1 }$

8. anonymous

The slope is 5. It is going 5 mps so it has a constant rate of 5 so we have d = 5x

9. mm3591

Thanks!

10. anonymous

simplify and you slope is 5 :)

11. anonymous

youre welcome :)