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Example 3

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.

Aunt Marjie doesn't like going outside in the cold. Seriously...she's a big baby about it. If it's -10° F she'll only stay outside for 2 minutes, but if it's 70° F she'll stay out for 2 hours. Even at 70° though, she's still complaining.

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