Example 1

On the way to the Grand Canyon, Eric drove his car at an average speed of 70 miles per hour. Explore the relationship between the total distance Eric traveled and the time he spent driving. Identify the independent and dependent quantities, and choose variables to represent them. Then, create an equation, a table, and a graph for this situation.
  1. Identify the independent and dependent quantities.
  2. Choose variables to represent the independent and dependent quantities.
  3. Write an equation to represent the relationship between the independent and dependent variables.
  4. Create a table to represent the relationship between the independent and dependent variables.
  5. Use the table to create a graph that represents the relationship between the independent and dependent variables.
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