By James Stewart, Lothar Redlin, Saleem Watson, Phyllis Panman

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23. 2y + 3x = 0 24. 2y + 3x 2 = 0 25. 4x 3 + 2 = y 2 26. 1y + 3 2 2 + 1 = x 3 27. 1y + 32 3 + 1 = 2x 28. 29–32 ■ Use the Vertical Line Test to determine whether the graph determines y as a function of x. If so, find the net change in y from x = - 1 to x = 2. y 29. 30. 2 0 y 2 0 x 2 y 31. x3 + 3y = 0 4 32. 3 x y 2 1 0 33–36 ■ 3 x 0 2 x An equation and its graph are given. Use the Vertical Line Test to determine whether the equation defines y as a function of x. 4 33. y = 3x - x 3 ■ Functions: Describing Change 34.

S. S. com 2009 39. Christmas Bird Count For the past 100 years ornithologists have traditionally made a worldwide bird count at Christmas time. The table below shows the number of house finches observed in a Christmas bird count in California. (a) Make a scatter plot of the data in the table. (b) What trends do you detect in the house finch population of California? 2 Year Average litter size Coyotes killed 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 3 4 5 4 8 9 7 310 250 360 280 570 640 550 ■ Visualizing Relationships in Data 23 40.

C) Describe any trends you detect from the graphs. 858 NOAA 44. S. residents that were unemployed and the percentage that did not have health insurance from 1999 to 2004. (a) On the same graph, make a scatter plot of the yearly percentages of unemployed and the yearly percentages of uninsured Americans. (b) In what year(s) did the percentage of uninsured Americans go up while unemployment went down? (c) Describe any trends you detect from the graph in part (a). 3 45. Pan Evaporation and Climate Change For decades, water evaporation rates have been measured worldwide by using a system called pan evaporation.