Lauren B. answered • 03/17/20

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ok so a is your x-value at t=0, you can think of it as the x-intercept if you graphed just the x(t) function. the c value is the same but for y(t). Therefore:

a=-2 (what x equals when t is zero)

c=10 (what y equals when t is zero)

then you have to find b and d. They are the slopes of x and y with respect of time so instead of doing change in y over change in x, you do Δx/Δt for b and Δy/Δt for d

b=(7-(-2))/(1-0)=9/1=9

d=(2-10)/(1-0)=-8/1=-8

so x(t)=-2+9t and y(t)=10-8t