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CalculusQ&A LibraryClimate change Recent studies indicate that the average surface temperature of the earth has been rising steadily. Some scientists have modeled the temperature by the linear function T − 0.02t 1 8.50, where T is temperature in °C and t represents years since 1900.(a) What do the slope and T-intercept represent?(b) Use the equation to predict the average global surface temperature in 2100.Start your trial now! First week only $4.99!*arrow_forward*

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Climate change Recent studies indicate that the average surface temperature of the earth has been rising steadily. Some scientists have modeled the temperature by the linear function T − 0.02t 1 8.50, where T is temperature in °C and t represents years since 1900.

(a) What do the slope and T-intercept represent?

(b) Use the equation to predict the average global surface temperature in 2100.

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