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Alex_Mattucci
 one year ago
A company distributes free candies to all the students of x schools. Each school has (x + 1) classes. The number of students in each class is 3 more than the number of classes in each school. Each student is given 4 candies.
Part A: Write an expression to show the total number of candies distributed by the company in x schools.
Part B: What would x(x + 1) represent? When simplified, what would be the degree and classification of this expression?
Part C: How can you calculate the total number of students in each school?
Alex_Mattucci
 one year ago
A company distributes free candies to all the students of x schools. Each school has (x + 1) classes. The number of students in each class is 3 more than the number of classes in each school. Each student is given 4 candies. Part A: Write an expression to show the total number of candies distributed by the company in x schools. Part B: What would x(x + 1) represent? When simplified, what would be the degree and classification of this expression? Part C: How can you calculate the total number of students in each school?

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Alex_Mattucci
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1@SolomonZelman could you help me with this please?

Alex_Mattucci
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I am thinking the equation for part a will be something along the lines of x(x+1+3)(4)

FireKat97
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1You forgot to multiply by (x + 1) for the number of classes, I think, so I believe it should be 4x(x +4)(x + 1)

Alex_Mattucci
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Yes I would agree.

FireKat97
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1For part B, do you understand what is meant by the degree of a polynomial?

FireKat97
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1okay so what do you suppose the degree would be if you were to simplify x(x + 1)

Alex_Mattucci
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1yes, I believe it would be (x^2+1x), Correct?

FireKat97
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Yup, thats simplified correctly, now what would be the degree of x^2 + 1x?

Alex_Mattucci
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1A second degree binomial

FireKat97
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1yup thats correct, and the classification?

FireKat97
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1wait lol nvm i see you already answered that

FireKat97
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1now tbh Im kinda confused by part c because I believe you have to be given something like the number of candies distributed, so for instance if they told us that the company had distributed y number of candies then we could let 4x(x +1)(x + 4) = y, to find x, but in this case, we have not been given enough info in my opinion :/

Alex_Mattucci
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I am pretty sure that you just have to divide by 4 because the equation solves like finding the number of students and then multiplying by 4 because each student gets 4 candies so just don't actually multiply by 4 so take that out of the equation.

FireKat97
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I see what you mean, that the number of students would be x(x+1)(x+4), I thought they were asking for a numerical value

FireKat97
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Btw, just out of curiosity, would you be able to roughly graph that, if asked to?

Alex_Mattucci
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Yes but I believe that would be with a function like f(x).

FireKat97
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1yup, so if you were told its equal to zero or something.. :D

Alex_Mattucci
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Alright, well thank you for all your help!
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