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Let y = 4t + 2 be a linear function representing the distance from home for an ant t minutes after starting out from a location near its home. What does the number 4 represent in this function?
The ant is 4 feet from its home after t minutes.
The ant started out 4 feet from its home.
The ant is crawling at 4 feet per minute.
The ant is moving 4 feet every 2 minutes.
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Anonymous

how about letting t = 1, 2, 3, 4, ... minutes
and then interpret the results.
What do you notice about the distance for every minute of change in time.posted by Reiny

is it crawling 4 feet per every minute?
posted by Anonymous

also does the 2 in the equation represent the distance that the ant started out from its home?
posted by Anonymous

yes and yes
posted by Reiny

oh okay, thank you
posted by Anonymous
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