college finite math
posted by Dee on .
Cowling's Rule is a method for calculating pediatric drug dosages. If a denotes the adult dosage (in milligrams) and if t is the child's age (in years), then the child's dosage is given by
D(t) = (t + 1/24)a
(a) Show that D is a linear function of t.
Hint: Think of D(t) as having the form
D(t) = mt + b.
What are the slope m and the y-intercept b?
m = ______
b = ______