You are tasked with helping the NBA figure out what determines top athletic performance.
So you go out and do a survey with some of the biggest superstars (score!). After crunching a lot of numbers, an interesting trend emerges.
On average, stars with 7 hours of sleep the night before score 20 points, and with 9 hours of sleep, the average score goes up to 24 points.
1) Complete the following linear equation to model the relationship between x
, hours of sleep and y
, the score.y
2) Explain what the slope means in the equation above.
Aligned with Common Core:
8.F.4 - Construct a function to model a linear relationship between two quantities.