# SOLUTION: What is a real-life situation that follows a linear equation,with the independent ariables being years. What would the slope say about the future years.

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 Question 66612: What is a real-life situation that follows a linear equation,with the independent ariables being years. What would the slope say about the future years.Answer by funmath(2925)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!This is just an example, According to Southern Gas and Electric, the demand for electricity (in magawatts) in year t is approximately: D=300t+600 with t=0 corresponding to the year 2000. This equation is in slope-intercept form: , where b=y-intercept and m=slope. Our y is D and x is t, but it works the same way. The slope of my made up example is 300, that stands for the rate of increase of the demand for electricity per year after the year 2000. Hope that helps. Happy Calculating!!!