# Math

In math, if you are tracking your actual weight on a month to month basis, what kind of slope would you expect (negative or positive), remembering that goal of a diet is to lose weight.

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asked by Emily
1. You would plot time (months) along the x-axis, and the weight along the y-axis.

Positive slope means the y-values increase with increase in x-values, and negative slope means the y-values decrease as x increases.

Since losing weight means weight decreases with time, you have a line/curve that goes downwards as time increases.

Will let you take it from here.

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