Student Page 3.4.3 The Wave
Let's try another experiment. Think about the Wave as it happens at a football game. Someone starts it and gets most of the people in the stadium standing up and sitting down as the wave approaches then leaves them. We'll practice the wave in the same way, keeping track of how long it takes to complete the wave based on the number of participants in the wave.
Use Table 184.108.40.206 to record the amount of time it takes to complete a wave for the given number of participants.
|Number of Participants||Time to Complete the Wave|
Plot the data.
Describe the graph.
Eyeball a line of best fit.
Find the equation of the line you just found.
What does the slope represent in this context?
Wat does the \(y\)-intercept represent in this context?