Deep River Jim works on the next chapter for his wilderness trailbook!
Okay, time to make the next chapter in my Wilderness Trailbook!
But what should it be about...? Oh, I know! I'll write about how the temperature effects the number of times a cricket chirps in a minute!
Let's see... to prove I'm right I'll have to show that the rate at which crickets chirp is a linear function of temperature by using the equation y=mx+b
Alright, it's 59 degrees right now and the cricket next to me has chirped 76 times, this means that at 59 degrees, crickets chirp 76 times per minute...
And now it's 65 degrees and the cricket has chirped 100 times in the past minute. That means that at 65 degrees, crickets chirp 100 times per minute
So after some quick math, I can know that the equation for my problem is y=4x-160! 4 being the slope of my function and -160 being the y-intercept!
So that means that every time the temperature raises by 1 degree, the number of times the cricket chirps increases by 4!
Now people know how many times a cricket chirps in a minute! Such valuable information! Time to work on the next chapter!
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