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50 gallon barrel plumb full of water springs a leak in the bottom and leaks at a constant rate of two gallons per minute.

y=50-2x

slope=-2 what does it represent?
y-intercept=50 what does it represent?
x-intercept=25 what does it represent?

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slope is the rate of draining
y-intercept is the amount at full barrel
x-intercept is how long it takes to become empty

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