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Rate of change is all around us. For example, we express the speed of a car as Kilometer per hour (km/hr), the wage in a fast food restaurant as dollar per hour, and taxi fare as dollar per meter or kilometer. Let's solve some word problems on rate of change.

Basic concepts: Slope equation: $m = \frac{y_2-y_1}{x_2- x_1}$, Slope intercept form: y = mx + b, Point-slope form: $y - y_1 = m (x - x_1)$,

Related concepts: Representing patterns in linear relations, Applications of linear equations, Graphing linear inequalities in two variables, Graphing systems of linear inequalities,

Rate of change = ${{{\bigtriangleup y} \over {\bigtriangleup x} } = { {y_2 -y_1} \over {x_2 -x_1}}}$Examples: km/hr, miles per gallon, m/s, dollars/hr, etc.

- 1.Draw a graph to describe the fare charged by a taxi with an initial cost of $10.50 plus $2.50 per km traveled.
- 2.Draw a graph to describe the income of a insurance sales person who earns $800 per month plus $400 for every car sold.
- 3.A long distance runner passes the 36 km mark of a race in 1 hr 40 mins, and passes the 44 km mark 1 hr 10 mins later. If the rate is constant, find the speed of the long distance runner in km/hr.
- 4.Cathy hires a super band to play at a wedding. The cost for the wedding was $1000 for the band, plus $50 per guest for food and $3 per guest for beverages. Determine the cost per person if 150 guests attended the wedding, and averaged three drinks per person.

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Linear Functions

3.1

Distance formula: $d = \sqrt{(x_2-x_1)^2+(y_2-y_1)^2}$

3.2

Midpoint formula: $M = ( \frac{x_1+x_2}2 ,\frac{y_1+y_2}2)$

3.3

Gradient equation: $m = \frac{y_2-y_1}{x_2- x_1}$

3.4

Gradient intercept form: y = mx + b

3.5

General form: Ax + By + C = 0

3.6

Gradient-point form: $y - y_1 = m (x - x_1)$

3.7

Rate of change

3.8

Graphing linear functions using table of values

3.9

Graphing linear functions using x- and y-intercepts

3.10

Graphing from slope-intercept form y=mx+b

3.11

Graphing linear functions using a single point and gradient

3.12

Word problems of graphing linear functions

3.13

Parallel and perpendicular lines in linear functions

3.14

Applications of linear relations

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Distance formula: $d = \sqrt{(x_2-x_1)^2+(y_2-y_1)^2}$

3.2

Midpoint formula: $M = ( \frac{x_1+x_2}2 ,\frac{y_1+y_2}2)$

3.3

Gradient equation: $m = \frac{y_2-y_1}{x_2- x_1}$

3.4

Gradient intercept form: y = mx + b

3.5

General form: Ax + By + C = 0

3.6

Gradient-point form: $y - y_1 = m (x - x_1)$

3.7

Rate of change

3.12

Word problems of graphing linear functions

3.13

Parallel and perpendicular lines in linear functions

3.14

Applications of linear relations