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The choir is planning a trip to the water park, and the parents are trying to determine how much to charge each child. The cost to use a school bus is $350. Complete the table at right, graph your results, and then answer parts (a) and (b) below.
Think back to your work with proportions. Is this a proportional relationship?
To complete the table, divide
by the number of students. Graphs of proportional relationships can pass through the point
. Does your graph look like it will pass through ?
Is there an association between the number of students and the cost per student? If so, describe it. Consider the form, direction, and outliers in your description.
Number of | Bus Cost per |
For every student added, the trip costs less for everyone.
There is a non-linear negative association.
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