Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts & Applications (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32184-874-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-32184-874-1

Chapter 3 - Introduction to Graphing - 3.4 Rates - 3.4 Exercise Set - Page 189: 47


You are going opposite the positive direction.

Work Step by Step

Recall, the definition of which direction is positive and which one is negative, as well as where the origin is, is completely arbitrary. With this being said, once we define these directions, we see that the rate of travel will be negative if the person is traveling opposite the positive direction.
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