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

LaynaMae
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Yes but I'm confused as to what to do .

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

kantalope
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0total playing time = 10[the hours played last week] + (5[number of hours allowed] * 8 [the number of weeks of restriction]

sierraabel
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0what is connections academy

LaynaMae
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1It's a school @sierraabel

skullpatrol
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Why don't you show everybody here your best effort to solve this question?

LaynaMae
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1There is none . That's why I posted it here . So someone could help me through it .

skullpatrol
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0You want to put NO effort in?

PeterPan
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Such cruelty :( What if x represents the number of weeks that passed, does that help? ^.^

LaynaMae
 one year ago
Best 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 .....

LaynaMae
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1@PeterPan I know right ? Like excuse me if I don't know how to do it .....

PeterPan
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Oh, I was actually referring to Peter's parents... poor Peter :( But we should focus on the problem ^.^

skullpatrol
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0It's not "cruel" to expect someone to show you what they have tried so far.

PeterPan
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Hey skullpatrol, look above your post ^.^

LaynaMae
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1How can I try it if I don't even know what I'm doing ?? That's my point .....

skullpatrol
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0How can you learn that?

LaynaMae
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1By someone HELPING me ?!

skullpatrol
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Try to help yourself.

LaynaMae
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Seriously . If you want to be no help do not comment on my question . Simple .

ganeshie8
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Im here :) just a simple, twisted word problem it is

skullpatrol
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0learn how to teach yourself

PeterPan
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2And a cruel twisted world. This is grownup tyranny! But anyway Layna, let's get to work ^.^ f(x) = ...

PeterPan
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Oh... ganeshie8 on the case? okay :/

ganeshie8
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok peter wil walk u through i hope :)

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

skullpatrol
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0let her walk on her own

PeterPan
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2He 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? ^.^

LaynaMae
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1So we need yo set up an equation or function or something , right ?

PeterPan
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Yep, he's already played ten hours, nothing we, or the number of weeks can do about that, right?

LaynaMae
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Oh and @skullpatrol , please leave since you are going to be of no assistance . Thanks

PeterPan
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2So how do you represent that in your function?

LaynaMae
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Ummm would that be that is equals 10 ?

PeterPan
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Close, 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?

PeterPan
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Think 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?

PeterPan
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2But he's already played for ten hours from last week! `

LaynaMae
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Hold on . @skullpatrol I believe I asked you to leave

skullpatrol
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Try using "t" to represent time.

PeterPan
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Would, 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?

LaynaMae
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Good God I'm so confused ...

PeterPan
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2girls... haha just kidding! >:) Anyway, that means at the end of the first week, Peter would have played for 15 hours total, right? ^.^

LaynaMae
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Yes yes yes ! I was confused about that statement but then I thought about it :p

skullpatrol
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Have you thought about organizing the facts in a chart?

LaynaMae
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Sorry it's too early for algebra . And @skullpatrol I don't need a chart I need complete sentences like the questions asks for .

PeterPan
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2What about by the end of week 2? How many hours would Pete have finished by then?

LaynaMae
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Including the 15 , right ?

PeterPan
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Well of course... Peter can't unplay the hours he's already played, LOL

LaynaMae
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Okay well then he would have played 20 hours ? :o

PeterPan
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2That's right :) So what about after x weeks?

LaynaMae
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.180 ? because that would be the end of the 8 weeks ? :o

PeterPan
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2I 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 ;)

LaynaMae
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Sorry but I thought x weeks would be for the whole 8 weeks . . and okay

skullpatrol
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1378737848010:dw

PeterPan
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Week 0 being 'last week' \[\Large \left.\begin{matrix} week&0&1&2&3&4&5&6&7&8\\hours \ played &10&5&5&5&5&5&5&5&5\end{matrix}\right.\]

PeterPan
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Does this give you an idea?

skullpatrol
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@LaynaMae read the question carefully and compare it to @PeterPan 's chart :)

skullpatrol
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Remember 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?

PeterPan
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2You 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
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@LaynaMae Are you still there?

PeterPan
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Forgetting 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
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0This is what I mean by the student not trying >8(

LaynaMae
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Woah 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 .

skullpatrol
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Thanks for trying.
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