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1-59.

Each of the continuous functions in the table below is increasing, but each increases differently. Match each graph below with the function that grows in a similar fashion in the table. 1-59 HW eTool (Desmos). Homework Help ✎

 x 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 f(x) 64 68.8 74.6 81.5 89.8 99.7 111.7 126 143.2 g(x) 38 52 66 80 94 108 122 136 150 h(x) 22 42.9 57.3 68.5 77.6 85.3 92 97.9 103.1

a.

Graph (a) is linear. Straight lines grow at a constant rate. Which function on the table is growing at a constant rate.

b.

Graph (b) is increasing (the y-values are going up), but it is getting less and less steep as it increases. Which function is getting less and less steep?

$\text{Steepness can be determined by rate of change: }\frac{\Delta y}{\Delta x}$

c.

Graph (c) is increasing (the y-values are going up), AND it is getting more and more steep as it increases.

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