Jason leaves Detroit at 8:00 PM and drives at a constant speed west along I-96. He passes Ann Arbor, 40 mi from Detroit, at 8:48 PM.

(a) Express the distance traveled in terms of the time (in hours) elapsed.

d(t) =

(b) Draw the graph of the equation in part (a). (Do this on paper. Your instructor may ask you to turn in this graph.)

(c) What is the slope of this line?

(d) What does the slope represent?

the distance traveled in miles

the car's speed in miles per hour

the time traveled in hours

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