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anonymous
 one year ago
some of the water features at sapphire island are periodically treated with a chemical that prevents algae growth. the directions for the chemical say to add 16 fluid ounces per 10,000 gallons of water. how do i write a linear equation in two variables that model the situation
anonymous
 one year ago
some of the water features at sapphire island are periodically treated with a chemical that prevents algae growth. the directions for the chemical say to add 16 fluid ounces per 10,000 gallons of water. how do i write a linear equation in two variables that model the situation

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Hero
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0The linear equation will have the form y = mx + b where x = amount of 10K gallons of water y = total amount of chemical mixture m = the slope of the line b = amount of fluid ounces added

Hero
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0The only thing you need to input is m and b

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0im so confused about what the slope is.??

Hero
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I agree it's not obvious, but let's do it this way. Let's focus only on the essential statement of the problem.

Hero
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0"Add 16 fluid ounces of chemical for every 10,000 gallons of water"

Hero
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0You can take that statement and directly convert it to a mathematical expression.

Hero
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0You can also rewrite it this way: "For every 10,000 gallons of water add 16 fluid ounces of chemical."

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0okay........that makes more sense.

Hero
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I'm just giving you ideas for how you can approach this.

Hero
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Try to think about it a bit more and see if you can come up with the correct expression. Just try to focus on creating an expression for mx + b for right now.

Hero
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0y and x will always be in a linear equation. It's m and b that get replaced with numbers. 10,000 should definitely be in the equation as well.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0oh okay so y=10x+16.??

Hero
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Really, it depends on how the x is defined.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0okay. thank you so much.

Hero
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0If you define x as amount of gallons of water (in tens of thousands), then you can write it as y = x + 16

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0okay thank you. all i needed was help on the equation. now i have to graph it. i think i got it from here.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so I hve graphed it now i need to fine the slope and the y intercept.??

Hero
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0You already graphed it, but still don't know the slope or the yintercept? How did you manage to graph it without that?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i have no clue it just told me to graph it and then it toldme to find the slope and y intercept.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0oh im sorry no it asked me what are the slope and y intercept on the graph.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0im sorry i read that wrong im okay now.
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