Example 1

On a road trip, Jameson drove his car at an average speed of 60 miles per hour. Explore the relationship between the total distance that Jameson traveled and the time that 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 the 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 of values 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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