How Do You Use the Graph of a Linear Equation to Solve a Word Problem?

How Do You Use the Graph of a Linear Equation to Solve a Word Problem?

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Word problems are a great way to see math in the real world! In this tutorial, see how to figure out how long it will take for a rabbit population to go extinct. You'll also see how to set up a table and a graph to help find the answer!

Keywords:

problem

word problem

word

translate words to algebra

write a table

table

linear equation

plug in

evaluate function

point

plot

graph points

graph line

x-intercept

find x-intercept

intercept

solve

Further Exploration

Evaluate functions, expressed in function notation, given one or more elements in their domains

Graphing an exponential function? No sweat! Create a table of values to give you ordered pairs. Then, plot those ordered pair on a coordinate plane and connect the points to make your graph! Follow along with this tutorial as it shows you all the steps.