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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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  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.

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    posted by Reiny
  2. is it crawling 4 feet per every minute?

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

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  4. yes and yes

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  5. oh okay, thank you

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