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The 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
The only thing you need to input is m and b
im so confused about what the slope is.??
I agree it's not obvious, but let's do it this way. Let's focus only on the essential statement of the problem.
"Add 16 fluid ounces of chemical for every 10,000 gallons of water"
You can take that statement and directly convert it to a mathematical expression.
You can also re-write it this way: "For every 10,000 gallons of water add 16 fluid ounces of chemical."
okay........that makes more sense.
I'm just giving you ideas for how you can approach this.
Try 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.
y 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.
oh okay so y=10x+16.??
y = 10,000x + 16
Really, it depends on how the x is defined.
okay. thank you so much.
If you define x as amount of gallons of water (in tens of thousands), then you can write it as y = x + 16
okay thank you. all i needed was help on the equation. now i have to graph it. i think i got it from here.
so I hve graphed it now i need to fine the slope and the y intercept.??
You already graphed it, but still don't know the slope or the y-intercept? How did you manage to graph it without that?
i have no clue it just told me to graph it and then it toldme to find the slope and y intercept.
oh im sorry no it asked me what are the slope and y intercept on the graph.
im sorry i read that wrong im okay now.