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A faucet is used to add water to a large bottle that already contained some water.After it has been filling for 3 seconds,the gauge on the bottle indicates that it contains 16 ounces of water.After it has been filling for 10 seconds, the gauge 44 oun

Oct 20th, 2017

Assign the values as follows:

X1 = 3     Y1 = 16

X2 = 10    Y2 = 44

Now we find the slope using the formula

m = (Y2 - Y1) / (X2 - X1)

Putting the values , we get

m = (44 - 16) / (10 - 3)

Hence the slope is    m = 4

Now we find the solution using the Point/Slope formula which is   Y - Y1 = m(X - X1)

Putting the values , we get

Y - 16 = 4(X - 3)

Y - 16 = 4X - 12

Adding 16 on both sides , we get

Y + 16 - 16 = 4X - 12 + 16 

Y = 4X + 4

Hence the equation is Y = 4X + 4

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