Session 5, Part D:
Putting It Together (35 minutes)

Linear functions have come up in many situations so far in this session. In this section, we'll consolidate some of our ideas about linear functions and look for connections between them. Note 14

Below are several input/output tables. For each table:
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 • Find a closed form rule for taking an input and finding the correct output • Find a recursive rule for going from one output to the next • Graph the pairs of numbers in the table • Determine if the rule describes a linear function or not. If it is a linear function, find the slope.

Problem D1

 Input Output 1 0 2 1 3 2 4 3 5 4

Problem D2

 Input Output 1 1 2 4 3 9 4 16 5 25

 The recursive rule here includes n, the input number.   Close Tip The recursive rule here includes n, the input number.

Problem D3

 Input Output 1 3 2 5 3 7 4 9 5 11

Problem D4

 Input Output 1 9 2 8 3 7 4 6 5 5

Problem D5

 Input Output 1 5 2 10 3 15 4 20 5 25

Problem D6

 Input Output 1 1 2 1/2 3 1/3 4 1/4 5 1/5

Problem D7

 Input Output 1 -7 2 -7 3 -7 4 -7 5 -7

Problem D8

What are the characteristics of a linear function? How can you tell that a function is linear if you are given:

 • a closed form rule for a function? • a recursive rule for a function? • a description of a situation? • a table? • a graph?

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