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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.

asked by Anonymous
  1. 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
  2. is it crawling 4 feet per every minute?

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

    posted by Anonymous
  4. yes and yes

    posted by Reiny
  5. oh okay, thank you

    posted by Anonymous

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