CCGPS CA 3.1.1 Example 3

The Russell family is driving 1,000 miles to the beach for vacation. They are driving at an average rate of 60 miles per hour. Write an equation that represents the distance remaining in miles and the time in hours they have been driving, until they reach the beach. They plan on stopping 4 times during the trip. Draw a graph that represents all of the possible distances and times they could stop on their drive.
  1. Write an equation to represent the distance from the beach.
  2. Make a table. Choose values for and find the corresponding values of .
  3. Plot the ordered pairs on a coordinate plane.
  4. Connect the points by drawing a line. Do not use arrows at each end of the line because the line does not continue in each direction. This represents all of the possible stopping points in distance and time.
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