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llroberts43
 one year ago
I'm stuck on a word problem.
Suppose that it costs $2916.7 to own and operate a mini van if you drive 5000 miles a year. Suppose that it costs $583.3 to own and operate a mini van if you drive 1000 miles a year. Let y represent total cost y(in dollars) and let x represent the number of miles driven.
a) Find the slope of the line passing through the two points given.
b)What are the units of the slope?
c) What does the slope mean in terms of the word problem?
llroberts43
 one year ago
I'm stuck on a word problem. Suppose that it costs $2916.7 to own and operate a mini van if you drive 5000 miles a year. Suppose that it costs $583.3 to own and operate a mini van if you drive 1000 miles a year. Let y represent total cost y(in dollars) and let x represent the number of miles driven. a) Find the slope of the line passing through the two points given. b)What are the units of the slope? c) What does the slope mean in terms of the word problem?

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surry99
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Have you tried to graph the two points?

llroberts43
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Well I thought I was supposed to find the slope, so to do that I took 2916.7583.3 and 50001000 and got 2333.4/4000 = 0.58 but I don't know what to do next.
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