## Represent the Situation Mathematically

## Work Time

# Represent the Situation Mathematically

Now that you have used some easy numbers to represent the situation, it's important to make a general representation of the situation that will work for any numbers.

- Make a ratio table showing the relationship between time and distance.
- How could you use your completed ratio table to make a graph?
- Write a formula that shows the relationship between time and distance.
- Make a graph of this formula. How would you label the
*x*-axis (independent variable) and the*y*-axis (dependent variable)? - Make a graph of the formula for distances up to 20 miles.

## Hint:

Use the pairs of numbers in your ratio table as points on your graph.