Rate of Change in a Word Problem

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Lesson Summary:

In this lesson, we learn how to find the rate of change in a real-life problem by analyzing a graph. By using the formula for rate of change, we can determine the slope of the graph and understand how quickly the balloon is descending. We also learn that a negative slope indicates that the graph is going down as we move to the right.

Lesson Description:

Finding the rate of change from a graph of a word problem

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  • How do I find the slope of a line when I am given a graph of the line?
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    In this lesson, the teacher shows an example of how to find the slope of a line when you are given the graph of the line.