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May 9th, 2016, 02:22 PM  #1 
Senior Member Joined: Oct 2013 From: New York, USA Posts: 661 Thanks: 87  Rate Of Growth Of Two Numbers
Now, x = 1,426 and y = 8,959. The rate of growth of y relative to x = 862/277, meaning that y grows about 3.11 times as fast as x. I found a pointslope equation solver that said the equation is y = 1,724x  2,449,465. Obviously, since y/x = about 6.28, which is > than about 3.11, the ratio y/x will decrease as x approaches positive infinity. I want to know the values of x and y when y = 5x and when y = 6x. I tried solving 1,724x  2,449,465 = 5x, but when I used these answers with x = 1,426 and y = 8,959, it didn't satisfy what I wanted to know (I'm not saying the online calculator is wrong). The problem should be easy for me, but I'm struggling to express the information as equations. If you give me the equations I can solve them without help.
Last edited by skipjack; May 9th, 2016 at 05:01 PM. 
May 9th, 2016, 02:41 PM  #2  
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May 10th, 2016, 05:11 AM  #3 
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May 10th, 2016, 11:41 AM  #4 
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When y = 6x, x = about 1,565.5 and y = about 9,393.


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