Gloria has a lunch account in the school cafeteria. The balance, f(x), in her account can be represented by the function f(x) = –1.50x + 40, where x is the number of meals purchased. Suppose –1.50 changed to –2.75. What does this mean in the context of the problem?

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Gloria has a lunch account in the school cafeteria. The balance, f(x), in her account can be represented by the function f(x) = –1.50x + 40, where x is the number of meals purchased. Suppose –1.50 changed to –2.75. What does this mean in the context of the problem?

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What do you think it means?
i think it means that your suppose to replace -1.50 with -2.75
and how the balance is going to increase or decrease

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Okay..
So is the balance increasing or decreasing?
Changing –1.50 to –2.75 means her initial balance has decreased. Changing –1.50 to –2.75 means her initial balance has increased. Changing –1.50 to –2.75 means the price per meal has decreased. Changing –1.50 to –2.75 means the price per meal has increased.
If its going from -1.50 to -2.75 has in increased or decreased?
it decreased
I started off asking the wrongs questions i'm sorry. What do you think 1.50 represents in this equation?
her balance on her account
No. What is the constant in the equation?
40
Okay, look. Here's the only way i know how to explain it. -1.50 is the cost per meal x is the variable used to represent the # of meals Gloria eats. So if -1.50 changes to -2.75, what does that say about the equation?
We already know that -1.50 is MORE THAN -2.75... What is happening to the cost per meal?
it decreases
Okay so what is the answer?
Changing –1.50 to –2.75 means the price per meal has decreased.
am i right
No. If the price of the meal was 1.50 you're spending one fifty therefore if the price goes from 2.75 then you're paying MORE.
From 1.50-2.75
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Yes.
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