After 3 weeks, a corn plant is 2 feet tall. After 9 weeks, the plant is 8 feet tall. Write an equation that represents the height y (in feet) of the corn plant after x weeks.

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Y=x-1. X repents weeks and 3 minus 1 = 2 and 9 minus 1 = 8.


seeing weeks is "x" and height of the plant is "y" think of the numbers given as coordinates. (3,2) & (9,8) to make an equation, you have to find the slope by: (y2-y1)      (8-2)      6     1 ----------  =  ------  =  --- = --- (x2-x1)      (9-3)      6     1 then you use the set up "y=mx+b" where "m" is your slope, and "B" is the height that it already had. so far it should look like this: y=1x+b In order to find the "B" you take one of the coordinates and replace the "X" and "Y" with what ever numbers they are. For instance: (2)=1(3)+b then you solve for "B" 2=3+b -3 -3 -------- -1 = b then you replace "B" with what you found and it should now look like this: y=1x-1 or y=x-1 because x is the same as 1x in a equation.

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