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The **initial value **of this function is the **y-intercept. **We know that the slope-intercept form of the equation of a line is given by:

Writing our equation in slope intercept form:

So the **initial value is:**

4 (i literally had to think about this cause i thought it was too easy )

1. slope of the given line = 1/5

the equation is

(y-2)/(x-(-2))=1/5

x+2=5y-10

x-5y+12=0

2. slope of the given line = -1/6

the equation is

(y-9)/x=6

y-9=6x

y=6x+9

24 is the numerical coefficient

1.06 is the base of the power with exponent t