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If the function P is graphed, find and interpret the slope of the function.

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When will the output reached 100,000?

Ten years after the model began.

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What is the output in the year 12 years from the onset of the model?

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For the following exercises, consider this scenario: The weight of a newborn is 7.5 pounds. The baby gained one-half pound a month for its first year.

Find the linear function that models the baby’s weight W as a function of the age of the baby, in months, t .

W ( t ) = 7 . 5 t + 0. 5

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Find a reasonable domain and range for the function W .

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If the function W is graphed, find and interpret the x - and y -intercepts.

( 15 , 0 ) : The x -intercept is not a plausible set of data for this model because it means the baby weighed 0 pounds 15 months prior to birth. ( 0 ,  7 . 5 ) : The baby weighed 7.5 pounds at birth.

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If the function W is graphed, find and interpret the slope of the function.

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When did the baby weight 10.4 pounds?

At age 5.8 months.

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What is the output when the input is 6.2? Interpret your answer.

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For the following exercises, consider this scenario: The number of people afflicted with the common cold in the winter months steadily decreased by 205 each year from 2005 until 2010. In 2005, 12,025 people were afflicted.

Find the linear function that models the number of people inflicted with the common cold C as a function of the year, t .

C ( t ) = 12 , 025 205 t

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Find a reasonable domain and range for the function C .

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If the function C is graphed, find and interpret the x - and y -intercepts.

(58.7, 0) : In roughly 59 years, the number of people inflicted with the common cold would be 0. (0,12,025) : Initially there were 12,025 people afflicted by the common cold.

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If the function C is graphed, find and interpret the slope of the function.

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When will the output reach 0?

2064

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In what year will the number of people be 9,700?

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Graphical

For the following exercises, use the graph in [link] , which shows the profit, y, in thousands of dollars, of a company in a given year, t, where t represents the number of years since 1980.

Graph of a line from (15, 150) to (25, 130).

Find the linear function y , where y depends on t , the number of years since 1980.

y = 2 t +180

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Find and interpret the y -intercept.

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Find and interpret the x -intercept.

In 2070, the company’s profit will be zero.

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Find and interpret the slope.

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For the following exercises, use the graph in [link] , which shows the profit, y , in thousands of dollars, of a company in a given year, t , where t represents the number of years since 1980.

Graph of a line from (15, 150) to (25, 450).

Find the linear function y , where y depends on t , the number of years since 1980.

y = 30 t 300

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Find and interpret the y -intercept.

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Find and interpret the x -intercept.

(10, 0) In 1990, the profit earned zero profit.

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Find and interpret the slope.

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Numeric

For the following exercises, use the median home values in Mississippi and Hawaii (adjusted for inflation) shown in [link] . Assume that the house values are changing linearly.

Year Mississippi Hawaii
1950 $25,200 $74,400
2000 $71,400 $272,700

In which state have home values increased at a higher rate?

Hawaii

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If these trends were to continue, what would be the median home value in Mississippi in 2010?

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Questions & Answers

what is the domain of f(x)=x-4/x^2-2x-15 then
Conney Reply
x is different from -5&3
Seid
how to prroved cos⁴x-sin⁴x= cos²x-sin²x are equal
jeric Reply
Don't think that you can.
Elliott
how do you provided cos⁴x-sin⁴x = cos²x-sin²x are equal
jeric Reply
What are the question marks for?
Elliott
Someone should please solve it for me Add 2over ×+3 +y-4 over 5 simplify (×+a)with square root of two -×root 2 all over a multiply 1over ×-y{(×-y)(×+y)} over ×y
Abena Reply
For the first question, I got (3y-2)/15 Second one, I got Root 2 Third one, I got 1/(y to the fourth power) I dont if it's right cause I can barely understand the question.
Is under distribute property, inverse function, algebra and addition and multiplication function; so is a combined question
Abena
find the equation of the line if m=3, and b=-2
Ashley Reply
graph the following linear equation using intercepts method. 2x+y=4
Ashley
how
Wargod
what?
John
ok, one moment
UriEl
how do I post your graph for you?
UriEl
it won't let me send an image?
UriEl
also for the first one... y=mx+b so.... y=3x-2
UriEl
y=mx+b you were already given the 'm' and 'b'. so.. y=3x-2
Tommy
Please were did you get y=mx+b from
Abena
y=mx+b is the formula of a straight line. where m = the slope & b = where the line crosses the y-axis. In this case, being that the "m" and "b", are given, all you have to do is plug them into the formula to complete the equation.
Tommy
thanks Tommy
Nimo
"7"has an open circle and "10"has a filled in circle who can I have a set builder notation
Fiston Reply
x=-b+_Гb2-(4ac) ______________ 2a
Ahlicia Reply
I've run into this: x = r*cos(angle1 + angle2) Which expands to: x = r(cos(angle1)*cos(angle2) - sin(angle1)*sin(angle2)) The r value confuses me here, because distributing it makes: (r*cos(angle2))(cos(angle1) - (r*sin(angle2))(sin(angle1)) How does this make sense? Why does the r distribute once
Carlos Reply
so good
abdikarin
this is an identity when 2 adding two angles within a cosine. it's called the cosine sum formula. there is also a different formula when cosine has an angle minus another angle it's called the sum and difference formulas and they are under any list of trig identities
Brad
strategies to form the general term
carlmark
consider r(a+b) = ra + rb. The a and b are the trig identity.
Mike
How can you tell what type of parent function a graph is ?
Mary Reply
generally by how the graph looks and understanding what the base parent functions look like and perform on a graph
William
if you have a graphed line, you can have an idea by how the directions of the line turns, i.e. negative, positive, zero
William
y=x will obviously be a straight line with a zero slope
William
y=x^2 will have a parabolic line opening to positive infinity on both sides of the y axis vice versa with y=-x^2 you'll have both ends of the parabolic line pointing downward heading to negative infinity on both sides of the y axis
William
y=x will be a straight line, but it will have a slope of one. Remember, if y=1 then x=1, so for every unit you rise you move over positively one unit. To get a straight line with a slope of 0, set y=1 or any integer.
Aaron
yes, correction on my end, I meant slope of 1 instead of slope of 0
William
what is f(x)=
Karim Reply
I don't understand
Joe
Typically a function 'f' will take 'x' as input, and produce 'y' as output. As 'f(x)=y'. According to Google, "The range of a function is the complete set of all possible resulting values of the dependent variable (y, usually), after we have substituted the domain."
Thomas
Sorry, I don't know where the "Â"s came from. They shouldn't be there. Just ignore them. :-)
Thomas
GREAT ANSWER THOUGH!!!
Darius
Thanks.
Thomas
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Thomas
It is the  that should not be there. It doesn't seem to show if encloses in quotation marks. "Â" or 'Â' ... Â
Thomas
Now it shows, go figure?
Thomas
what is this?
unknown Reply
i do not understand anything
unknown
lol...it gets better
Darius
I've been struggling so much through all of this. my final is in four weeks 😭
Tiffany
this book is an excellent resource! have you guys ever looked at the online tutoring? there's one that is called "That Tutor Guy" and he goes over a lot of the concepts
Darius
thank you I have heard of him. I should check him out.
Tiffany
is there any question in particular?
Joe
I have always struggled with math. I get lost really easy, if you have any advice for that, it would help tremendously.
Tiffany
Sure, are you in high school or college?
Darius
Hi, apologies for the delayed response. I'm in college.
Tiffany
how to solve polynomial using a calculator
Ef Reply
So a horizontal compression by factor of 1/2 is the same as a horizontal stretch by a factor of 2, right?
KARMEL Reply
The center is at (3,4) a focus is at (3,-1), and the lenght of the major axis is 26
Rima Reply
The center is at (3,4) a focus is at (3,-1) and the lenght of the major axis is 26 what will be the answer?
Rima
I done know
Joe
What kind of answer is that😑?
Rima
I had just woken up when i got this message
Joe
Can you please help me. Tomorrow is the deadline of my assignment then I don't know how to solve that
Rima
i have a question.
Abdul
how do you find the real and complex roots of a polynomial?
Abdul
@abdul with delta maybe which is b(square)-4ac=result then the 1st root -b-radical delta over 2a and the 2nd root -b+radical delta over 2a. I am not sure if this was your question but check it up
Nare
This is the actual question: Find all roots(real and complex) of the polynomial f(x)=6x^3 + x^2 - 4x + 1
Abdul
@Nare please let me know if you can solve it.
Abdul
I have a question
juweeriya
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mustapha
The average annual population increase of a pack of wolves is 25.
Brittany Reply

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