A school district purchases a high-volume printer, copier, and scanner for ,000. After 10 years, the equipment will have to be replaced. Its value at that time is expected to be 00. Write a linear equation giving the value V of the equipment during the 10 years it will be in use. Let me see. Let t = time The general linear equation representing this situation is V = mt + b. I will reduce 24,000/2,000 to the lowest terms. 24,000/2,000 becomes 24/2. Slope = (change in V)/(change in t). Slope = (2 - 24)/(10 - 0) Slope = -20/10 Slope = -2. I now go back to the general linear equation given above to plug -2 for m (the slope) and 24 for b (our y-intercept). I say the equation is V = -2t + 24. Correct?