# Negative Linear Relationships ```Negative Linear Relationships
B.) Negative Linear Relationships&shy;Traveling!
Let's pretend that your parents are driving on •
average 65 mph on a highway route to Orlando, Florida. If the distance you are traveling is 1,000 miles, you can write a linear equation to help answer the question every parent dreads: 1.) Variables
time (hours)
♦ Independent variable (x): ___________________
distance remaining
♦ Dependent variable (y): _____________________
65
a.) Defining slope&shy;For every 1 increase in x, y decreases by ____.
(slope) 65
distance remaining
hours
For every 1 _________________, ________________ decreases by _____.
miles
Independent variable Dependent variable (slope)
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b.) Complete the table for the relationship where distance remaining for trip depends on how many hours your parents have been driving!
1000
935
870
805
Distance Remaining
y-intercept
(Value of y when x = 0)
(also called the constant)
1200
1000
800
600
400
200
5
10
Time (hours)
15
740
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d.) Equation for “How much longer?” :
y = mx + b
m = slope, b = y&shy;intercept
y = &shy;65x + 1000
D = &shy;65h + 1000
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