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# Interpreting linear functions — Basic example

Watch Sal work through a basic Interpreting linear functions problem.

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• how are we supposed to know that t will increase each year?
• Because T=Year. And since years increase annually then T will increase since it represents the year. Hope this helped!
• What do you do with the 100? Why is it there in the equation?
• It is the y-intercept, it is the initial amount paid. You add this to each yearly increasing amount to get your final answer. It is the “b” in the “y=mx+b”
• i'm still a little confused.
• since, 3.53 is multiplied with 't' it means that amount paid by farmers will at least increased by 3.53 million dollars every year.
for example:- in 1991 p=3.53(0)+100 = 100
in 1992 p=3.53(1)+100 = 103.53
in 1993 p=3.53(2)+100 = 107.06
• word problems are hard to solving
• I want David :-<
Sal doesn't think i got this
• Hi im pooping right now
• Are there faster ways of solving this?