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The average price of an acre of U.S farmland was $1132 in 2001. In 2006, the price of an arce rose to approximately $1657.

a. Write two order pairs of the form (year, price of acre)

b. find the slope of the line through the two points

Explain the meaning of the slope as a rate change.

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    In 2001, aver. price of an acre = $1132
    In 2006, aver. price of an acre = $1657

    a. 2001 = 0, 1132; 2006 = 5, 1657
    2001 would be the starting year and 2006 would be 5 years later
    The ordered pairs would be,
    (0,1132), (5,1657)

    b. slope
    m = y2 - y1/(x2 - x1)
    m = 1657 - 1132/(5 - 0)
    m = 525/5
    m = 105

    The equation of the line with
    slope m = 105, and point (5,1657)
    y = mx + b
    y = 105x + b
    1657 = 105(5) + b
    1657 = 525 + b
    b = 1132

    Therefore, the equation is
    y = 105x + 1132

    Explain the meaning of the slope as a rate change.

    See this website for an excellent explanation.

    http://www.purplemath.com/modules/slopyint.htm

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