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I am a fifth grader and can not find the rule for
X= 6,10,12,15 and then a blank.  With Y=54, 50,48 then a blank and then 0?

By graphing, you can see that (6, 54), (10, 50), and (12, 48) lie on the same straight line.

Use (6, 54) and (10, 50) to determine the slope.
rise = 50 - 54 = -4
run = 10 - 6 = 4
slope = rise/run = -1

Use (10, 50) to write the point-slope equation of the line.
y - 50 = (-1)(x - 10)
Rearrange to solve for y:
y = -x + 60

When x = 15, y = 45.
When y = 0, x = 60.

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