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John began his job making $25 the first day. After that he was paid $6.75 per hour. Write the linear equation for this problem in y=mx+b form. I got the answer but i need an explanation. thanks.

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    m = variable cost b = fixed cost

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    m = 6.75 (since the variable cost, to the employer, is the hourly wage) b = 25 (the fixed cost is the amount he got paid on the first day regardless of how many hours x he worked afterwards)

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    so y = mx+b y = 6.75x + 25 is your equation

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    Thanks!

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