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The table below gives data for the boiling point of water at different elevations. (a) Use first differences to show that a linear model is appropriate for the data. (b) Find a linear model for the relation between boiling point and elevation. (c) Use the model to predict the boiling point of water at the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro, 19,340 ft above sea level. 0 22. Temperatures on Mount Kilimanjaro Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa. Its snow-covered peak rises 4800 m above the surrounding plain.

6110 2 3 = 15,600. 6 3 Take the cube root, and switch sides This equation does define √ as a function of P because each real number has exactly one cube root. 4 2 ■ 41 Functions: Describing Change ■ Which Graphs Represent Functions? For a relation to be a function, each input must correspond to exactly one output. What does this mean in terms of the graph? It means that every vertical line intersects the graph in at most one point. Of course, we are using the convention that the inputs are graphed on the horizontal axis and the outputs are graphed on the vertical axis.

Is the relation a function? S. Senate between 1997 and 2007. (b) Table 2 gives the ages of women in a certain neighborhood and the number of children each woman has. S. 4 ■ Functions: Describing Change 37 Solution (a) This relation is a function because each input (year) corresponds to exactly one output (the number of women in the Senate that year). (b) This relation is not a function because the input 31 gives two different outputs (3 and 2). ■ NOW TRY EXERCISES 7 AND 9 ■ Notice the difference between the two relations in Example 1.

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