# Lesson 4 Rabbit Run Solidify Understanding

Calculate the slope of the line between the given points.

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Consider the lines that would go through each of the pairs of points; which line would be the steepest?

For problems 6–13 use the following situation.

Adam and his brother are responsible for feeding their horses. In the spring and summer the horses graze in an unfenced pasture. The brothers have erected a portable fence to corral the horses in a grazing area. Each day the horses eat all of the grass inside the fence. Then the boys move the fence to a new area where the grass is long and green. The brothers have always arranged the fence in a long rectangle with

He is beginning to wonder if he can make his daily job easier by rearranging the fence so that the horses have a bigger grazing area. He begins by making a table of values. He lists areas of rectangles with a perimeter of

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Fill in Adam’s table with all of the arrangements for the fence. (The first one is done for you.)

Length in ft | Width in ft | Perimeter | Area |
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Discuss Adam’s findings. Explain how you would rearrange the fence so that Adam will be able to do less work.

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Make a graph of Adam’s investigation. Let length be the independent variable and area be the dependent variable. Label the scale so all points from the table show on the grid provided.

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Describe the shape of your graph.

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Write an equation for the area based on any given side length,

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Write an equation to find the area for a rectangle with a side length of

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Which other rectangles will have the same area as the rectangles with side lengths of

Mark these on the graph.

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Explain what makes this function a quadratic.

Determine which function will be increasing faster when

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Examine the graph from

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Now look at the graph from