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sierraabelBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Do you remember what a function is it is basically an equation (y=mx+b)
 7 months ago

LaynaMaeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Yes but I'm confused as to what to do .
 7 months ago

~Chance~Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Are you in Connections Academy? \(\color{red}{Chance}\)
 7 months ago

kantalopeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
total playing time = 10[the hours played last week] + (5[number of hours allowed] * 8 [the number of weeks of restriction]
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sierraabelBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
what is connections academy
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LaynaMaeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
It's a school @sierraabel
 7 months ago

skullpatrolBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Why don't you show everybody here your best effort to solve this question?
 7 months ago

LaynaMaeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
There is none . That's why I posted it here . So someone could help me through it .
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skullpatrolBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
You want to put NO effort in?
 7 months ago

PeterPanBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Such cruelty :( What if x represents the number of weeks that passed, does that help? ^.^
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LaynaMaeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
@skullpatrol I didn't say that nor did I imply that ?? I said I don't know how to do this . Therefore I need HELP .....
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LaynaMaeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
@PeterPan I know right ? Like excuse me if I don't know how to do it .....
 7 months ago

PeterPanBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Oh, I was actually referring to Peter's parents... poor Peter :( But we should focus on the problem ^.^
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skullpatrolBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
It's not "cruel" to expect someone to show you what they have tried so far.
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PeterPanBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Hey skullpatrol, look above your post ^.^
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LaynaMaeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
How can I try it if I don't even know what I'm doing ?? That's my point .....
 7 months ago

skullpatrolBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
How can you learn that?
 7 months ago

LaynaMaeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
By someone HELPING me ?!
 7 months ago

skullpatrolBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Try to help yourself.
 7 months ago

LaynaMaeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Seriously . If you want to be no help do not comment on my question . Simple .
 7 months ago

ganeshie8Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Im here :) just a simple, twisted word problem it is
 7 months ago

skullpatrolBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
learn how to teach yourself
 7 months ago

PeterPanBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
And a cruel twisted world. This is grownup tyranny! But anyway Layna, let's get to work ^.^ f(x) = ...
 7 months ago

PeterPanBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Oh... ganeshie8 on the case? okay :/
 7 months ago

ganeshie8Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
ok peter wil walk u through i hope :)
 7 months ago

LaynaMaeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
I seriously can't believe this guy right now . Anyway , for the people trying to HELP me , let's focus :)
 7 months ago

skullpatrolBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
let her walk on her own
 7 months ago

PeterPanBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
He will? He's too busy not playing :( :D We want a function that tells you exactly how many hours Peter (that's weird >.>) has played given the number of weeks that has passed, since his parents made sure he only plays five hours for every week, ok? ^.^
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LaynaMaeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
So we need yo set up an equation or function or something , right ?
 7 months ago

PeterPanBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Yep, he's already played ten hours, nothing we, or the number of weeks can do about that, right?
 7 months ago

LaynaMaeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Oh and @skullpatrol , please leave since you are going to be of no assistance . Thanks
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PeterPanBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
So how do you represent that in your function?
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LaynaMaeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Ummm would that be that is equals 10 ?
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PeterPanBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Close, but no dice ^.^ f(x) = 10 If you notice, there's no x in this equation. That means the number of hours he's played would be 10, regardless of how many weeks has passed, and if Peter's the kind of boy I think he is, I don't think that's true, he's gonna make the most of the five hours he's allowed to play, right?
 7 months ago

PeterPanBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Think about it, at the beginning of what I like to call the 'eight weeks of punishment' he's going to play five hours, so at the end of the FIRST week, how many hours would he have played?
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PeterPanBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
But he's already played for ten hours from last week! `
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LaynaMaeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Hold on . @skullpatrol I believe I asked you to leave
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skullpatrolBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Try using "t" to represent time.
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PeterPanBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Would, but the word problem says 'f(x)' It's just a crummy letter anyway ^.^ Now, Layna, 10 hours from last week, and 5 hours for the first week of the 8 of punishment. That adds up to...what?
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LaynaMaeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Good God I'm so confused ...
 7 months ago

PeterPanBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
girls... haha just kidding! >:) Anyway, that means at the end of the first week, Peter would have played for 15 hours total, right? ^.^
 7 months ago

LaynaMaeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Yes yes yes ! I was confused about that statement but then I thought about it :p
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skullpatrolBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Have you thought about organizing the facts in a chart?
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LaynaMaeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Sorry it's too early for algebra . And @skullpatrol I don't need a chart I need complete sentences like the questions asks for .
 7 months ago

PeterPanBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
What about by the end of week 2? How many hours would Pete have finished by then?
 7 months ago

LaynaMaeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Including the 15 , right ?
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PeterPanBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Well of course... Peter can't unplay the hours he's already played, LOL
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LaynaMaeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Okay well then he would have played 20 hours ? :o
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PeterPanBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
That's right :) So what about after x weeks?
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LaynaMaeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
80 ? because that would be the end of the 8 weeks ? :o
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PeterPanBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
I didn't say 8 weeks. I said x weeks. We don't know what x is exactly, but we do know how many hours Pete would have played at the end of x weeks.... in terms of x, that is ;)
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LaynaMaeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Sorry but I thought x weeks would be for the whole 8 weeks . . and okay
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skullpatrolBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
dw:1378737848010:dw
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PeterPanBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Week 0 being 'last week' \[\Large \left.\begin{matrix} week&0&1&2&3&4&5&6&7&8\\hours \ played &10&5&5&5&5&5&5&5&5\end{matrix}\right.\]
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PeterPanBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Does this give you an idea?
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skullpatrolBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
@LaynaMae read the question carefully and compare it to @PeterPan 's chart :)
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skullpatrolBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Remember the question is asking for "TOTAL" video time played which would be the SUM of the times in the chart up to that point, right?
 7 months ago

PeterPanBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
You know what, let's forget about last week, we'll bring it in later. \[\Large \left.\begin{matrix} week&\cancel0&1&2&3&4&5&6&7&8\\hours \ played &\cancel{10}&5&5&5&5&5&5&5&5\end{matrix}\right.\]
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skullpatrolBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
@LaynaMae Are you still there?
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PeterPanBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Forgetting that Pete's played ten hours last week, how many hours will he have played, say, at the end of week 4? \[\Large \left.\begin{matrix} week&\cancel0&1&2&3&\boxed 4&5&6&7&8\\hours \ played &\cancel{10}&\color{blue}5&\color{blue}5&\color{blue}5&\color{blue}5&5&5&5&5\end{matrix}\right.\]
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skullpatrolBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
This is what I mean by the student not trying >8(
 7 months ago

LaynaMaeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Woah excuse me ?? My dog just ran across a busy street and she's only a few years old . Don't tell me what I'm not doing unless you have some facts . Now I'm done here all together I have someone else helping me . Sorry . Question is closed .
 7 months ago

skullpatrolBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Thanks for trying.
 7 months ago
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