Think of a mathematical function that represents something from your own life. For example, suppose the number of beers you drink depends on the number of football games you watch. If you drink five beers during every football game, the function would be:
Number of Beers (B) = 5 times Number of Football Games (F), or B = 5F.
But suppose you drink 2 beers each day irrespective of football, but in addition you drink four beers during every football game. In this case:
Number of Beers (B) is 2 + 4 x Number of Football Games, or B = 2 + 4F.
Create a linear equation from your own life and then write a brief paper describing this linear function. It should relate a particular ‘thing’ to another ‘thing’. It could be something about the amount of money you spend, the number of minutes you spend on the phone, number of miles you run each day, number of push ups, etc…