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Harmonee K.

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A linear function can be used to model the decrease in rainfall measured since 1880. The decrease in annual rainfall has been a constant 0.12 inches per year. Let x represent the number of years since 1880, when measurements began, and let y represent the annual rainfall. The initial measurement in 1880 was 54.3 inches. Use the linear function to predict the annual rainfall in the 101st year after recordkeeping began. Round to the nearest hundredth.


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Harmonee K.

I got it wrong , it was 42.8
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Gregory G.

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Harmonee, Because the rainfall is decreasing the slope should be negative. (-.12) Not positive. f(x) = -0.12x + 54.3 f(101) =- 0.12(101) + 54.3 = 42.18 42.18 inches of rain occurred in 1981.
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