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Now, here is the second part I DON'T UNDERSTAND! .Let b represent the percent of blood flow and a represent a person's age. Write an equation that you could use to predict the percent of blood flow for a person of any age over 35.Hi Gayle,
I would plot a graph showing age on the horizontal axis and percent of blood flow on the vertical axis. Put the two points that you know on the graph. (When a = 35 Years, b = 100% and when a = 65 Years, b = 64%.)
The equation that you want is the equation that describes the line joining these two points. This line has equation
where m is the slope that you found in the first part of the problem, that is m = -1.2 so b = -1.2a + k.
You can find k by substituting one of the points into the equation. Substituting a = 35 and b = 100 gives
Thus k = 142 and the equation is