Graphing Practice Problem #10

Number of hookworms in the intestine Amount of blood lost per day in cm3

  1. Hookworms live in the human intestine drinking the blood it sucks from the intestine wall. It is estimated that a single hookworm can drink 1/2 cm3 of blood per day. The chart above contains data on the number of hookworms and the amount of blood lost caused by that number of worms.
  2. In some cases the data table is blank. Determine the number of worms or the amount of blood lost and complete the table
  3. Make a line graph of the data.
  4. What is the dependent variable?
  5. What is the independent variable?
  6. How many cm3 of blood will be lost by a person containing 88 hookworms in a week?

Graphing Practice Problems