# FNGR 1 | Lesson 3 | Explore (You Decide, Part 1) Solutions

For each value of $$x$$ increasing by 1 the value of $$y$$ increases by 3 or there is a constant rate of change of 3.

When $$x = 3$$, $$y = 11$$. When $$x = 5$$, $$y = 17$$.

When $$y = 29$$, $$x = 9$$

Would you describe the pattern as linear, exponential or quadratic? Explain your thinking. How might you convince a classmate?

This is linear because it grows by adding 3 for each consecutive value of $$x$$.