Sam C. answered • 11/13/13

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Megan,

The question has a LOT of extra fluff in this question that may be tripping you up. The last sentence is the only one that holds any true meaning in regards to finding an answer.

Essentially, it is asking you to create a linear equation that will tell you the next number in the sequence. If we start at 8 and go to 5, what is the ratio of change? *Answer* 5/8. If this were geometry you could consider this your slope. Building an equation from this, your next predicted value (y) should be five eighths (5/8) of your previous value (x). Thus the equation y=(5/8)x. Alternatively, this could be written as y=(1.6)x.

Is that one of your options?

-Sam

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11/13/13