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bobobox
 one year ago
Generic algebra help would be lovely
bobobox
 one year ago
Generic algebra help would be lovely

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bobobox
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0the real person who deserves the medal is @jim_thompson5910

UsukiDoll
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2yeah but you have attempted the problem too... so I give medals off based on explanations or attempts.

UsukiDoll
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2you can click on the best response button for jim to give him a medal. I can only medal once.

UsukiDoll
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2so anyway we have an equation y = 500+50x Every straight line can be expressed in the form y = mx +b where m = slope and b = yintercept

UsukiDoll
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2hmm.. maybe rewriting this might help y = 50x+500

bobobox
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0This is all new to me so if you can explain this to me in really really really simple form it would be very much apreciated

UsukiDoll
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2however... there's also this fact too... to find the yintercept, set x to 0

UsukiDoll
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2I could try... :/ your question is A company is paying a local television station to run its commercials. The cost of running commercials is a one time campaign fee and also a persecond fee for the air time of each commercial. The cost can be modeled by the equation y = 500+50x where x is in seconds. What is the yintercept and what does it represent?

UsukiDoll
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2given . . . the model of the equation is y = 500+50x x is in seconds the costs includes a one time campaign fee and also a persecond fee.

bobobox
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0okay so I am going to figure out the y intercept

UsukiDoll
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2to find the yintercept we set our x to 0 y=500+50(0) y =500+0 = 500

UsukiDoll
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2now we just have to figure out what that 500 means

bobobox
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I hate these riddles, teachers call math problems

UsukiDoll
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2It's based on word order. (I think?) The cost of running commercials is a one time campaign fee and also a persecond fee for the air time of each commercial. oh yeah those problems are irritating.

UsukiDoll
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2@jim_thompson5910 Helllllllppppppp D:!

bobobox
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@jim_thompson5910 please

UsukiDoll
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2I need a second opinion.. i know to find yintercept set x to 0

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0UsukiDoll you have the right idea. Plug in x = 0

UsukiDoll
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2so I got 500, but what the heck does it represent?

UsukiDoll
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2the word order matters when it comes to these problems....I think it's campaign fee.

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0it's the one time fee you always pay no matter how much airtime you get the +50x means "add 50 dollars per second of airtime used up"

UsukiDoll
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2but we set x to 0 when we had to find the yintercept

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so the campaign makes a downpayment of $500 if it uses 30 seconds of airtime, then it pays 50*30 = 1500 extra dollars

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yeah plugging in x = 0

bobobox
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0okay so.....you pre pay 500 dollars is that what it represents?

UsukiDoll
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2to find the yintercept we set our x to 0 y=500+50(0) y =500+0 y=500

UsukiDoll
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2but wow the labels D:

UsukiDoll
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2let's break this down a bit A company is paying a local television station to run its commercials. The cost of running commercials is a one time campaign fee and also a persecond fee for the air time of each commercial. The cost can be modeled by the equation y = 500+50x where x is in seconds. What is the yintercept and what does it represent?

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0`okay so.....you pre pay 500 dollars is that what it represents?` yes, correct

UsukiDoll
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2that +50x must be the persecond fee ??

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yeah, the 50 to be specific

UsukiDoll
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2oh I see if x = 1 that's 1 second

UsukiDoll
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.250(1) = that's 50 bucks

bobobox
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0it either represents a one time fee or a per second fee

UsukiDoll
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2but we need the initial fee too y = 500+50(1) = 500+50 = 550 for one second

UsukiDoll
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2it's the setup initial fee... the x is the number of seconds.. so if you have 1 second airtime, that's $550

UsukiDoll
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2y = 500+50x for y intercept if x = 0 we just have y = 500 that's just an initial fee with 0 seconds airtime

bobobox
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0okay that makes some sense now!

UsukiDoll
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2yeah... 500 is the one time initial fee you're paying.. then for x = number of seconds your fee goes up so if x = 50 y = 500+50(50) 500 < initial fee 50< airtime fee x = 50 < seconds here's your bill y = 500+250 =750

UsukiDoll
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2oops I meant 500+2500 = 3000

bobobox
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ohhhhhhhhhhh okay this make sense now. So it's b

bobobox
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Are we sure because like I said I cant mess up @jim_thompson5910 what do you think...B?

UsukiDoll
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2putting this in words y = initial fee + airtime fee (seconds) yeah it's good to have a second opinion

bobobox
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0JUst to make sure even though it makes sense to me

UsukiDoll
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2I'm trying to find another tutor.. he is busy right now

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0you guys have it correct

bobobox
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0kk im closeing this one and opening a new one!
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