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Hwan decides to lose weight before the wrestling season begins. He weighs 148 pounds now and loses one pound per week for six weeks. Let y represent Hwan’s weight and let x represent the time in weeks. What is the slope of the line?

The y intercept is 148

  1. Steve

    -1lb/6wk = -1/6 lb/wk

    that is the slope

    y = 148 - x/6

  2. School123

    I dont get it

  3. Reiny

    Same question as this.
    https://www.jiskha.com/display.cgi?id=1512426111

    why are you repeating it ??

    btw, it said he loses one pound per week for 6 weeks
    so the equation could be written
    y = -x + 148 , x ≤ 6

    "the for 6 weeks" simply limits the domain of the function so the results stay within logical limitations.

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