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Help please ?

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

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

  4. anonymous
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    8x+10=y y=8x+10

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

  6. anonymous
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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]

  7. anonymous
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    what is connections academy

  8. anonymous
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    @~Chance~ , Yes I am

  9. anonymous
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    It's a school @sierraabel

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

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

  12. skullpatrol
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    You want to put NO effort in?

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

  14. anonymous
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    @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 .....

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

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

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

  18. anonymous
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    Hey skullpatrol, look above your post ^.^

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

  20. skullpatrol
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    How can you learn that?

  21. anonymous
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    By someone HELPING me ?!

  22. skullpatrol
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    Try to help yourself.

  23. anonymous
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    @ganeshie8

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

  25. ganeshie8
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    Im here :) just a simple, twisted word problem it is

  26. skullpatrol
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    learn how to teach yourself

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

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

  29. ganeshie8
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    ok peter wil walk u through i hope :)

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

  31. skullpatrol
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    let her walk on her own

  32. anonymous
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    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? ^.^

  33. anonymous
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    Alright :)

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

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

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

  37. anonymous
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    Right

  38. anonymous
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    So how do you represent that in your function?

  39. anonymous
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    Ummm would that be that is equals 10 ?

  40. anonymous
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    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?

  41. anonymous
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    I suppose :o

  42. anonymous
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    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?

  43. anonymous
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    10 ?

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

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

  46. skullpatrol
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    Try using "t" to represent time.

  47. anonymous
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    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?

  48. anonymous
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    Good God I'm so confused ...

  49. anonymous
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    :3 10 and 5 make?

  50. anonymous
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    15 ._.

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

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

  53. skullpatrol
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    Have you thought about organizing the facts in a chart?

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

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

  56. anonymous
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    Including the 15 , right ?

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

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

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

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

  61. anonymous
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    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 ;)

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

  63. anonymous
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    @ganeshie8

  64. skullpatrol
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    |dw:1378737848010:dw|

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

  66. anonymous
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    Does this give you an idea?

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

  68. skullpatrol
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    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?

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

  70. skullpatrol
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    @LaynaMae Are you still there?

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

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

  73. anonymous
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    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 .

  74. anonymous
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    Okay ^.^ Good luck.

  75. skullpatrol
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    Thanks for trying.

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