Claire G.

asked • 05/18/16

Functions project... Help!

For an upcoming project I have to pretend to create a virtual race as a spinoff if the Tortoise and the Hare. The animals I am using are an elephant (25 mph) and a mouse (8 mph). I have to write a system of two linear equations showing the distance each animal can travel to model a fair race. The mouse can travel a shorter distance and the animals can run at a constant speed. The race can be any length, no matter how unrealistic. I then have to graph the system to prove that the two animals had an equal chance of winning. 
 
I do not understand these instructions. I do not understand how to make a linear equation with this information and how to graph it. Can somebody please walk me through the instructions so I can finish my project and better understand what the teacher is asking? Thank you!! 

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