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Graph the equation Have you ever thought about becoming a teacher?

Graph the equation 

Have you ever thought about becoming a teacher? There will be plenty of openings in the future. Especially for mathematics and science teachers. The equation 

                       y = 1,150x + 32,850

Approximates the average beginning teacher salary y. Where x is the number of years after 1990.Graph the equation.

·        What information about beginning teacher salaries is given by the slope of the line?

·         By the y-intercept?

·        What is the predicted average beginning teacher salary in 2020?"

·        Is past information about "average salary" reliable when trying to predict your future salary? Why or why not?

·        Do some careers seem to have more stable, easier-to-predict salaries? Explain.

·        Will the predictability or "average" of a salary in a specific field influence your choice of career? Why or why not?

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