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8-127.

Complete the table.

 $x$ $–9$ $–6$ $0$ $1$ $3$ $6$ $y$ $–4$ $2$ $4$

Notice that there are three known coordinates: $\left(−9, −4\right)$, $\left(0, 2\right)$, and $\left(3, 4\right)$.

Now notice that for every difference of $3$ in the
$x$-coordinate, the $y$-coordinate changes by $2$.
Use this reasoning to fill in the rest of the table.

The difference in the y-coordinate from $x = 0$ to $x = 3$ is $2$. Since $6$ is twice $3$, the difference in the y-coordinate from $x = 0$ to $x = 6$ is twice as much.

$\left(−6, −2\right)$ and $\left(6, 6\right)$

1. Find the rule.

To find the rule, look for a pattern that can relate the
y-coordinate to the x-coordinate.

Notice that at $x = 0$, $y = 2$.
Also remember that the y-coordinate increases by $2$ for every $3$ units the $x$-coordinate increases.

${\it y} = \frac{2}{3}{\it x} + 2$

You can fill in the last y-coordinate in the table by substituting $1$ into the rule.

2. What is the slope?

The slope describes how the values increase.
It can be written as:

$\frac{\text{change in }{\it y}}{\text{change in }{\it x}}$

3. Is this an example of linear or non-linear growth? Justify your answer.

If you were to graph all of the points in the table, would they form a line?

Complete the table in the eTool below to graph the points.
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