The equation y= 1.56x + 8.36 models the approximate height of a tree in feet after x weeks. Which statements are true about the linear model? Select all that apply.
A. The plant grows a total of 1.56x feet.
B. The initial height of the plant is 1.56 feet.
C. The initial height of the plant is 8.36 feet.
D. The plant grows about 1.56 feet each week.
E. The plant grows about 8.36 feet each week.
Answer and Step-by-step explanation:
C. The initial height of the plant is 8.36 ft.
When you plug 0 in for x, we get the value of 8.36. When x is 0, that means that 0 weeks have gone by, thus the plant starts at a height of 8.36 feet.
D. The plant grows about 1.56 ft. each week.
We see that the number 1.56 is with the x, so for every week that goes by, the growth will be changed by 1.56, thus making the plant grow 1.56 feet each week.
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