Elementary Technical Mathematics

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 1285199197
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-919-1

Chapter 8 - Section 8.2 - Graphing Linear Equations - Exercises: 37

Answer

v is the dependent variable and t is the independent variable.

Work Step by Step

Given that $v=50-6t$, v is the dependent variable and t is the independent variable. With this type of equation you are being asked to solved for v based on varying values of t. Because the value substituted for t can be changed arbitrarily, t is called the independent variable. Because the value that is computed for v changes based on the value of t, v is called the dependent variable.
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