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Posted by **Carmin** on Monday, June 29, 2009 at 10:01pm.

I think its 1.75 but also -1.75? which one could it be? Please help! Thanks!

- Algebra -
**Ms. Sue**, Monday, June 29, 2009 at 10:08pm212 - 198 = 14

14 / 8 = 1.75 -- so he lost an average of 1.75 pounds per week. That's about 0.8% of his original weight.

- Algebra -
**Carmin**, Monday, June 29, 2009 at 10:10pmYea but they are looking for the rate of change. Wouldn't that be a negative number?

- Algebra -
**MathMate**, Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at 6:59amYes, the rate of change is -1.75 pounds per week. The negative sign is implied in the expression

.**lost**an average of 1.75 pounds per week

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