##### A submarine is diving at a consant rate of 10 feet per second

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My teacher gave me a plan graph with the x and y-axis  (like a right angle but upside down) she didn't label the axis's but it says I have to graph the equation that represents each situation. I am just confused by what she wanted me to graph on the graph?

Apr 23rd, 2015

I believe what your teacher wants is the x axis is the positive axis, the y is negative (since the submarine is going DOWN, y is negative (in feet), at 10 feet per second.  The x axis is seconds, the y axis is feet.  Graph the number of seconds on the x axis and then the y is in negative feet.  At 0 feet, the submarine is on the surface, just like airplanes would have 0 feet on the ground.  The difference is the submarine goes (if you like), negative feet below the surface, whereas planes go up (above) ground and have positive feet.

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