Posted by **Jack** on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 3:32pm.

The total length y is a linear function of the tail length x with great accuracy. The domain is the interval from 30mm to 200mm, and the range is the interval from 200mm to 1400 mm. The following two points are given: X0= 60mm, Y0= 455mm, X1=140mm, Y1= 1050mm. Find the equation of y as function of x. The answer (equation) is y=7.44x+9 but how do I get that???

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**bobpursley**, Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 5:11pm
Y=mx +b

yo=m*xo+b

455=60m+b

y=m*x1 + b

1050=m*140+b

You have two equations. Subtract the first from the second.

(1050-455)=m(140-60)+b(1-1)

solve for m,

then, put that m in either of the equations, and solve for b.

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