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6-126.

Consider the following table.

 $x$ $y$ $–3$ $0.5$ $0$ $2$ $4$ $9$ $2$ $3$ $–1$ $–5$

1. What is the rule for the table?

When $x = 0$, $y = 3$.
Therefore, the starting value of the rule is $3$.

When $x$ increases by $2$, $y$ decreases by $4$.

2. Explain your strategy for finding the rule for this table.