Precalculus (6th Edition) Blitzer

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13446-914-3
ISBN 13: 978-0-13446-914-0

Chapter 1 - Section 1.1 - Graphs and Graphing Utilities - Exercise Set - Page 161: 82


The correct graph of the given story β€œIt snowed softly, and then stopped. After a short time, the snow started falling hard.” is (c).

Work Step by Step

This graph shows that there was a soft snowfall in the beginning and after some time it was stopped. After that the snowfall was hard. According to the statement, snowfall is initially soft and then closes for a while, and it becomes heavy after a short time. So in the beginning, the slope will increase but due to the snowfall being soft it will be less. Then the slope will remain steady as the snow stops for a while. In the end, the slope will increase again because the snowfall is heavy. So, the graph (c) is correct. Therefore, the given story matches with the graph (c).
Update this answer!

You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this answer.

Update this answer

After you claim an answer you’ll have 24 hours to send in a draft. An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback.