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adl_thoo

  • 2 years ago

Since opening night, attendance at Play A has increased steadily, while attendance at Play B first rose and then fell. Equations modeling the daily attendance y at each play are shown below, where x is the number of days since opening night. On what day(s) was the attendance the same at both plays? What was the attendance? Play A: y = 15x + 76 Play B: y = –x^2 + 36x – 4

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  1. Luigi0210
    • 2 years ago
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    You could set both equations equal to each other or graph and see where they intersect.

  2. smokeydabear
    • 2 years ago
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    Yes, all you are trying to do is find where the two graphs intersect, so setting the two equal to each other will give you the answer.

  3. adl_thoo
    • 2 years ago
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    is that my quickest way? i have 40 questions. and im only on 13.

  4. Luigi0210
    • 2 years ago
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    Yes, listen to Miss Bear :P

  5. smokeydabear
    • 2 years ago
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    Judging from your previous problems, I think your teacher is emphasizing the quadratic formula, so yes you will have to go through it once again =P

  6. adl_thoo
    • 2 years ago
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    UGH , it confuses me badly.

  7. Luigi0210
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    I could give the solution if that'll help speed things along for you?

  8. smokeydabear
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    It confuses you? What part of it confuses you?

  9. adl_thoo
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    everything.

  10. adl_thoo
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    The attendance was the same on day 5. The attendance was 151 at both plays on that day. The attendance was the same on day 16. The attendance was 316 at both plays on that day. The attendance was the same on days 5 and 16. The attendance at both plays on those days was 151 and 316 respectively. The attendance was never the same at both plays. these are my answer choices.

  11. smokeydabear
    • 2 years ago
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    It is a strategy used to figure out what value x has to be to make the quadratic equation equal to 0. Does that help?

  12. smokeydabear
    • 2 years ago
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    Honestly I am trying my hardest not to solve the problem, both for your practice and to fuel my laziness xD Luigi, would you like to solve it?

  13. Luigi0210
    • 2 years ago
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    Do you want a graph to help visual the equations?

  14. adl_thoo
    • 2 years ago
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    it doesnt matter. thats fine.

  15. Luigi0210
    • 2 years ago
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    It's kinda big sorry about the size

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  16. smokeydabear
    • 2 years ago
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    Now that you see the intersecting points, you have to realize something about this problem. This is a problem that is using months for the x axis. Tell me why there is in reality only one solution to this problem?

  17. adl_thoo
    • 2 years ago
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    okat, hmmm...

  18. smokeydabear
    • 2 years ago
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    Don't overthink it, this is more of a common sense thing. Also, you could see the reason using the attendance number as well (y axis).

  19. Luigi0210
    • 2 years ago
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    If I solved it right, and I probably didn't but the exact answer would be \[\frac{ -21+/-\sqrt{761} }{ 2}\]

  20. Luigi0210
    • 2 years ago
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    But it would be the positive answer because you can't have negative units

  21. adl_thoo
    • 2 years ago
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    would it be C? The attendance was the same on days 5 and 16. The attendance at both plays on those days was 151 and 316 respectively.

  22. smokeydabear
    • 2 years ago
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    Look at what Luigi wrote. You can't have a negative number of people, or negative number of months for that matter.

  23. Luigi0210
    • 2 years ago
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    The points of intersection is (3.2931, 125.397)

  24. adl_thoo
    • 2 years ago
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    exactly. so answer C would be correct, right?

  25. smokeydabear
    • 2 years ago
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    I may just be looking at the graph wrong, but that shouldn't be it. C is telling you that there are two solutions to this problem. What Luigi and I were trying to tell you is that there is only one valid answer here.

  26. smokeydabear
    • 2 years ago
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    Are you understanding what I'm saying?

  27. Luigi0210
    • 2 years ago
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    So what the intersection points are say is that there are 125 people on day 3

  28. Luigi0210
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    Are you understanding this or are getting more confused? :l

  29. adl_thoo
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    more confused.

  30. Luigi0210
    • 2 years ago
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    I'm sorry ^_^' what specifically is confusing you?

  31. smokeydabear
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    Okay think about it like this. If you were to take exactly what the graph told you as the solutions of the problem, you would have a negative number for something that can't be negative.

  32. adl_thoo
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    a lot. idk why i think it is C .. idk ): is it B ?

  33. smokeydabear
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    C would make sense if you were just trying to find solutions to the raw graphs, but we are looking at a real life scenario.

  34. adl_thoo
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    exactly... so, would it change my answer to B ?

  35. smokeydabear
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    I feel like it's A, because the point on the graph looks more like (5, 151) than (16, 316)

  36. Luigi0210
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    You're probably thinking of it as a general graph like bear is saying. But think of it this way. When dealing with real life, is it possible to have negative audience and/or negative days?

  37. adl_thoo
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    no.. so, a ,, is correct?

  38. Luigi0210
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    And what are the solution choices? I must of missed them ._.

  39. smokeydabear
    • 2 years ago
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    It was (5, 151) for A, and (16, 316) for B. C said that both are true, and D said neither are true.

  40. adl_thoo
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    yeah, what she said . ^_*

  41. Luigi0210
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    I'd say D.

  42. Luigi0210
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    But yet again she is the smart one here so..

  43. smokeydabear
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    But what is bothering me is why they would consider (16, 316) as a possible solution. It's not even the negative solution... it's not anywhere on the graph xD

  44. smokeydabear
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    Maybe the graph is wrong...

  45. adl_thoo
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    ahhh , im confused. @primeralph , what would your input be on this question ?

  46. Luigi0210
    • 2 years ago
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    Oops, bear is right I used the wrong equation

  47. Luigi0210
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    it is (5, 151)

  48. adl_thoo
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    ohh goodness. so my answer is A ?

  49. Luigi0210
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    I'm so sorry for messing this up D:

  50. smokeydabear
    • 2 years ago
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    Oh okay, but I just plugged the B coordinates into the original equations, and it worked.

  51. smokeydabear
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    Let me try for A next.

  52. Luigi0210
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    I'm so sorry for messing this up D:

  53. primeralph
    • 2 years ago
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    Imma just say, equate the two y's. Find an x. Then plug into any one of the equations.

  54. adl_thoo
    • 2 years ago
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    its fine.. & okay, ive gotten so confused. idk what to do :(

  55. primeralph
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    @adl_thoo cheeel

  56. smokeydabear
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    Okay I just confirmed that it is B

  57. Luigi0210
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    And no you were right the answer is A or whatever the points are

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  58. smokeydabear
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    The graph threw me off, I just went brute force and plugged everything in, and only (16, 316) worked.

  59. adl_thoo
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    so its B ?

  60. smokeydabear
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    But aren't they equal at (16, 316)? Luigi, can you plug in the points into the equations to check?

  61. Luigi0210
    • 2 years ago
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    As it turns out both work :/

  62. Luigi0210
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    So adl was right after all

  63. smokeydabear
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    Oh look, my calculator was messing with me. Yes both work.

  64. smokeydabear
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    My calculator never did like order of operations -.-

  65. primeralph
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    |dw:1368580026141:dw|

  66. primeralph
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    yo, was I too late?

  67. Luigi0210
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    Naw :P

  68. adl_thoo
    • 2 years ago
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    noo . im still figuring this out.

  69. smokeydabear
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    We were struggling for a long time and eventually got it, but your input helps reassure us, or me at least ^^

  70. primeralph
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    plug in both 5 and 16 separately into eq A. That gives the number of people

  71. adl_thoo
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    Sooo , wasit A B or C ?

  72. Luigi0210
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    My stupidity has made this a bit harder than it needed to be

  73. Luigi0210
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    and C

  74. smokeydabear
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    It is C, because both work.

  75. smokeydabear
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    That was extremely stressful...

  76. adl_thoo
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    lol, itss, yay !! :D thanks guys.

  77. primeralph
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    I don't know what the options are. It's really not stressful at all

  78. adl_thoo
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    veryyyy !

  79. primeralph
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    errr.............I knew what to do.............

  80. adl_thoo
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    shoot, i didnt.

  81. Luigi0210
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    It was just because I graphed the wrong equations :l

  82. smokeydabear
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    It was only confusing because of Luigi's graph! >:0 But it's okay Luigi, I still wuv you <3

  83. primeralph
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    so what did you get?

  84. Luigi0210
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    Next time don't listen to me :P

  85. adl_thoo
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    its okay guys :) we got it as The attendance was the same on days 5 and 16. The attendance at both plays on those days was 151 and 316 respectively.

  86. primeralph
    • 2 years ago
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    yeah

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