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Help please ?

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Do you remember what a function is it is basically an equation (y=mx+b)

- anonymous

Yes but I'm confused as to what to do .

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8x+10=y
y=8x+10

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Are you in Connections Academy?
\(\color{red}{Chance}\)

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total playing time = 10[the hours played last week] + (5[number of hours allowed] * 8 [the number of weeks of restriction]

- anonymous

what is connections academy

- anonymous

@~Chance~ , Yes I am

- anonymous

It's a school @sierraabel

- skullpatrol

Why don't you show everybody here your best effort to solve this question?

- anonymous

There is none . That's why I posted it here . So someone could help me through it .

- skullpatrol

You want to put NO effort in?

- anonymous

Such cruelty :(
What if x represents the number of weeks that passed, does that help? ^.^

- anonymous

@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 .....

- anonymous

@PeterPan I know right ? Like excuse me if I don't know how to do it .....

- anonymous

Oh, I was actually referring to Peter's parents... poor Peter :(
But we should focus on the problem ^.^

- skullpatrol

It's not "cruel" to expect someone to show you what they have tried so far.

- anonymous

Hey skullpatrol, look above your post ^.^

- anonymous

How can I try it if I don't even know what I'm doing ?? That's my point .....

- skullpatrol

How can you learn that?

- anonymous

By someone HELPING me ?!

- skullpatrol

Try to help yourself.

- anonymous

@ganeshie8

- anonymous

Seriously -.- If you want to be no help do not comment on my question . Simple .

- ganeshie8

Im here :) just a simple, twisted word problem it is

- skullpatrol

learn how to teach yourself

- anonymous

And a cruel twisted world.
This is grown-up tyranny!
But anyway Layna, let's get to work ^.^
f(x) = ...

- anonymous

Oh... ganeshie8 on the case? okay :/

- ganeshie8

ok peter wil walk u through i hope :)

- anonymous

I seriously can't believe this guy right now . Anyway , for the people trying to HELP me , let's focus :)

- skullpatrol

let her walk on her own

- anonymous

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? ^.^

- anonymous

Alright :)

- anonymous

So we need yo set up an equation or function or something , right ?

- anonymous

Yep, he's already played ten hours, nothing we, or the number of weeks can do about that, right?

- anonymous

Oh and @skullpatrol , please leave since you are going to be of no assistance . Thanks

- anonymous

Right

- anonymous

So how do you represent that in your function?

- anonymous

Ummm would that be that is equals 10 ?

- anonymous

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?

- anonymous

I suppose :o

- anonymous

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?

- anonymous

10 ?

- anonymous

But he's already played for ten hours from last week! `

- anonymous

Hold on . @skullpatrol I believe I asked you to leave

- skullpatrol

Try using "t" to represent time.

- anonymous

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?

- anonymous

Good God I'm so confused ...

- anonymous

:3
10 and 5 make?

- anonymous

15 ._.

- anonymous

-girls...-
haha just kidding! >:)
Anyway, that means at the end of the first week, Peter would have played for 15 hours total, right? ^.^

- anonymous

Yes yes yes ! I was confused about that statement but then I thought about it :p

- skullpatrol

Have you thought about organizing the facts in a chart?

- anonymous

Sorry it's too early for algebra . And @skullpatrol I don't need a chart I need complete sentences like the questions asks for .

- anonymous

What about by the end of week 2?
How many hours would Pete have finished by then?

- anonymous

Including the 15 , right ?

- anonymous

Well of course... Peter can't un-play the hours he's already played, LOL

- anonymous

Okay well then he would have played 20 hours ? :o

- anonymous

That's right :)
So what about after x weeks?

- anonymous

80 ? because that would be the end of the 8 weeks ? :o

- anonymous

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 ;)

- anonymous

Sorry but I thought x weeks would be for the whole 8 weeks . -.- and okay

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@ganeshie8

- skullpatrol

|dw:1378737848010:dw|

- anonymous

Week 0 being 'last week'
\[\Large \left.\begin{matrix} week&0&1&2&3&4&5&6&7&8\\hours \ played &10&5&5&5&5&5&5&5&5\end{matrix}\right.\]

- anonymous

Does this give you an idea?

- skullpatrol

@LaynaMae read the question carefully and compare it to @PeterPan 's chart :-)

- skullpatrol

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?

- anonymous

You know what, let's forget about last week, we'll bring it in later.
\[\Large \left.\begin{matrix} week&\cancel0&1&2&3&4&5&6&7&8\\hours \ played &\cancel{10}&5&5&5&5&5&5&5&5\end{matrix}\right.\]

- skullpatrol

@LaynaMae Are you still there?

- anonymous

Forgetting that Pete's played ten hours last week, how many hours will he have played, say, at the end of week 4?
\[\Large \left.\begin{matrix} week&\cancel0&1&2&3&\boxed 4&5&6&7&8\\hours \ played &\cancel{10}&\color{blue}5&\color{blue}5&\color{blue}5&\color{blue}5&5&5&5&5\end{matrix}\right.\]

- skullpatrol

This is what I mean by the student not trying >8(

- anonymous

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 .

- anonymous

Okay ^.^
Good luck.

- skullpatrol

Thanks for trying.

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