# 8.11: Drive Away

Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12

Drive Away – Interpret Graphs and Write Functions Rules

Teacher Notes

Each distance-time graph shows two lines representing the speeds of two drivers. Students first interpret the Fact to identify the driver of interest. Next they complete a Time-Distance table of values for the first 6 hours travelled. By inspecting the table of values and identifying relationships between entries in each line of the table, they write a rule that shows how the Distance , or number of miles traveled, relates to the amount of time , or number of hours of travel.

Solutions:

Drive Away 1

1. 15 mph

Drive Away 2

1. 20 mph

Drive Away – Interpret Graphs and Write Functions Rules

Fact: The graph shows the speeds of drivers, Axel and Bush, on city roads. Bush is traveling faster than Axel.

1. What was Bush’s speed in miles per hour?
2. Complete the table to show total number of miles traveled by Bush at that speed.
3. Let represent number of hours and represent distance in number of miles. Write a rule to show how the number of miles is related to number of hours .

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Drive Away 1

Fact: The graph shows the speeds of drivers, Harold and French. Harold didn’t travel as fast as French.

1. What was Harold’s speed in miles per hour?
2. Complete the table to show total number of miles traveled by Harold at that speed.
3. Let represent number of hours and represent distance in number of miles. Write a rule to show how the number of miles is related to number of hours .

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Drive Away 2

Fact: The graph shows the speeds of drivers, Roberts and Clark. Roberts drove 10 mph slower than Clark.

1. What was Clark’s speed in miles per hour?
2. Complete the table to show total number of miles traveled by Clark at that speed.
3. Let represent number of hours and represent distance in number of miles. Write a rule to show how the number of miles is related to number of hours .

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Extra for Experts: Drive Away – Interpret Graphs and Write Functions Rules

Drive Away Extra 1

Fact: The graph shows the speeds of drivers, Marx and Stevens. Marx drove 5 mph faster than Stevens.

1. What was Marx’s speed in miles per hour?
2. Complete the table to show total number of miles traveled by Marx at that speed.
3. Let represent number of hours and represent distance in number of miles. Write a rule to show how the number of miles is related to number of hours .

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Drive Away Extra 2

Fact: The graph shows the speeds of drivers, Ellsworth and Stewart. The speed limit on Highway 999 is 55 mph. Ellsworth obeyed the speed limit. Stuart did not.

1. What was Ellsworth’s speed in miles per hour?
2. Complete the table to show total number of miles traveled by Ellsworth at that speed.
3. Let represent number of hours and represent distance in number of miles. Write a rule to show how the number of miles is related to number of hours .

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Solutions:

Drive Away Extra 1

1. 25 mph

Drive Away Extra 2

1. 50 mph

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Feb 23, 2012