Posted by JOY on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 7:15am.
How do you set up this?I am lost
Find an equation for the linear model of the situation below and use it to make a prediction. A train is traveling north at a constant rate. At 3:00 P.M. it is 55 miles north of a city. At 4:15 P.M. it is 80 miles north of the city. If d represents the distance in miles, and t represents the time in hours, how many miles north of the city will the train be at 5:45 P.M.?

Algebra 2  Damon, Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 7:29am
x = xi + v t
80 = 55 + v(75 minutes)
v = (8055)/75 = (1/3) mile/min
so
x = 55 + (1/3) t if t in minutes
or
x = 55 + (20) t if t in hours
at 5:45 t = 2:45 = 2.75 hours
x = 55 + 20(2.75) = 110 miles

Algebra 2  JOY, Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 11:47am
My answer book had
64t+ 55
d= 231
I don't understand how they came up with these #'s
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