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Example 2

For the following situation,

  1. Decide what quantities the independent variable (x) and dependent variable (y) should represent.
  2. Draw a graph of the situation.
  3. Write a linear equation describing the situation.

Joe lives 20 miles to the east of a very nice park. He left his home at 1 p.m. and drove east for 3 hours. When he stopped, he was 206 miles away from the park. The birds had finally stopped following him.

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