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An airplane climbs from sea level to a cruising altitude of 31,500 feet at a rate of 6300 ft/min. After cruising for 20 minutes, the airplane begins its descent at a rate of 3500 ft/min. If we were to sketch a graph of the airplane's flight pattern, which measurement would the x-axis represent? Which measurement would the y-axis represent? Describe the graph.

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Based from the given problem, the height of the plane is dependent on the number of minutes. So in this case, the height in feet is the dependent variable and is represented by the y-axis, while the ...

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The solution contains slopes, lines and graphs.