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Examine each graph below. Based on the shape of the graph and the labels of the axes, write a sentence to describe the relationship that each graph represents. Then state which axis represents the independent variable and which one represents the dependent variable. Homework Help ✎

a.

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The more gas you buy, the more money you spend.
Gallons are independent and dollars are dependent.

b.

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People grow a lot in their early years, and then their growth slows. Age is independent and height is dependent.

c.

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As time goes by, the ozone concentration goes down, although the effect is slowing. The year is independent and the ozone is dependent.

d.

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As the number of students grows, more classrooms are used and each classroom holds 30 students.
I: students, D: classrooms.

e. What are all of the possible inputs of the graph in part (d)? What are all of the possible outputs?

Possible inputs: x can be any number between and including 0 and 120.
Possible outputs: .