Continued from the exercise "NBA, Athlete Performance and Linear Equations".
You are doing a survey with some of the best teams in NBA (score!). Specifically, you want to see whether a long plane ride for the Away Team has an effect on team scoring.
You find that on average, team who have flown for 2 hours before the game score 95 points, and with 4 hours of travel, the average score goes down to 87 points. Long travel could be hurting performance.
1) Complete the following linear equation to model the relationship between x
, hours of travel and y
, the team score.y
2) Explain what the slope means in the equation above.Common Core Alignment:8.F.4: Construct a function to model a linear relationship between two quantities
Indiana Math 7.AF.4: Define slope as vertical change for each unit of horizontal change and recognize that a constant rate of change or constant slope describes a linear function. Identify and describe situations with constant or varying rates of change.