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This argument involves the familiar concept of slope. y 10 Lines and Functions LINES AND FUNCTIONS Year 1960 1970 1980 x .. 1 200 For x1 = x2 , the slope of the straight line through the points (x1 , y1 ) and (x2 , y2 ) is the number y2 − y1 m= . 1) x2 − x1 150 100 When x1 = x2 and y1 = y2 , the line through (x1 , y1 ) and (x2 , y2 ) is vertical and the slope is undefined. 14 Population data 30 ⌬y We often describe slope as “the change in y divided by the change in x,” written , ⌬x Rise or more simply as .

0 seconds. At this stage, this is only an educated guess and other guesses (98 or 102, for example) might be equally reasonable. 8. You should be comfortable with the interplay between the graph and the numerical data. This interplay will be a recurring theme in our study of calculus. The distance between two points in the Cartesian plane is a simple consequence of the Pythagorean Theorem, as follows. 12 so that (x2 , y2 ) is above and to the right of (x1 , y1 ). 1 .. The Real Numbers and the Cartesian Plane 7 and the length of the vertical side of the triangle is |y2 − y1 |.

3, where the solid circles indicate that a and b are included in [a, b]. 1 .. 4, where the open circles indicate that a and b are not included in (a, b). Similarly, we denote the set {x ∈ R | x > a} by the interval notation (a, ∞) and {x ∈ R | x < a} by (−∞, a). In both of these cases, it is important to recognize that ∞ and −∞ are not real numbers and we are using this notation as a convenience. You should already be very familiar with the following properties of real numbers. 1 If a and b are real numbers and a < b, then (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) For any real number c, a + c < b + c.