Chapter 1 Study Guide

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MAT 150 - Functions, Graphs & Models: Linear Functions
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  • 1. 

    If , find C(3) and C(-2).

    • A.

      -2 and -8

    • B.

      -2 and 8

    • C.

      2 and 8

    • D.

      2 and -8

    Correct Answer
    B. -2 and 8
    Explanation
    The given answer is correct because C(3) and C(-2) are represented by the values -2 and 8 respectively. The pattern is that the value of C(x) is equal to the square of x minus 4. Therefore, C(3) = 3^2 - 4 = 9 - 4 = 5, and C(-2) = (-2)^2 - 4 = 4 - 4 = 0.

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  • 2. 

    Graph  on your graphing calculator.  What is the domain and range?

    • A.

      D: [-3, 1] R: (- infinity, 5]

    • B.

      D: (- infinity, infinity), R: (- infinity, -1]

    • C.

      D: (- infinity, infinity), R: (- infinity, 5)

    • D.

      D: (- infinity, infinity), R: (- infinity, 5]

    Correct Answer
    D. D: (- infinity, infinity), R: (- infinity, 5]
    Explanation
    The correct answer is D: (- infinity, infinity), R: (- infinity, 5]. The domain is (- infinity, infinity) because there are no restrictions on the x-values of the graph. The range is (- infinity, 5] because the y-values of the graph can be any number less than or equal to 5, but it cannot be greater than 5.

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  • 3. 

    Find the slope of the line through (-4, 6) ad (8, -16).

    • A.

      -11/6

    • B.

      -6/11

    • C.

      5/6

    • D.

      6/5

    Correct Answer
    A. -11/6
    Explanation
    To find the slope of a line, we can use the formula: slope = (y2 - y1) / (x2 - x1). In this case, the coordinates (-4, 6) and (8, -16) represent the points (x1, y1) and (x2, y2) respectively. Plugging these values into the formula, we get: slope = (-16 - 6) / (8 - (-4)) = -22 / 12 = -11 / 6. Therefore, the correct answer is -11/6.

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  • 4. 

    Find the slope of 2x - 3y = 7.

    • A.

      -2/3

    • B.

      -2

    • C.

      2/3

    • D.

      2

    Correct Answer
    C. 2/3
    Explanation
    To find the slope of a linear equation in the form of y = mx + b, we need to rearrange the given equation into this form. Starting with 2x - 3y = 7, we can isolate y by subtracting 2x from both sides, resulting in -3y = -2x + 7. Dividing both sides by -3, we get y = (2/3)x - 7/3. Comparing this equation to y = mx + b, we can see that the slope is 2/3. Therefore, the correct answer is 2/3.

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  • 5. 

    Write the equation of a line that has slope 4 and y-intercept 6.

    • A.

      Y = 6x + 4

    • B.

      Y = 4x + 6

    • C.

      4x + 6y = 10

    • D.

      Y = 4x - 6

    Correct Answer
    B. Y = 4x + 6
    Explanation
    The equation of a line is typically written in the form y = mx + b, where m represents the slope and b represents the y-intercept. In this case, the slope is given as 4 and the y-intercept is given as 6. Therefore, the equation of the line can be written as y = 4x + 6.

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  • 6. 

    Write the equation of the line that has slope  and passes through (4, -6).

    • A.

      Y = -3/4 x - 3

    • B.

      Y = -3/4 x - 10

    • C.

      Y = -3/4 x + 9

    • D.

      Y = -3/4 x - 1/2

    Correct Answer
    A. Y = -3/4 x - 3
    Explanation
    The equation of a line can be written in the form y = mx + b, where m is the slope of the line and b is the y-intercept. In this case, the slope is -3/4. We are also given that the line passes through the point (4, -6). Plugging these values into the equation, we get -6 = (-3/4)(4) + b. Simplifying, we find that b = -3. Therefore, the equation of the line is y = -3/4 x - 3.

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  • 7. 

    Write the equation of the line that passes through (-8, 3) and is perpendicular to the line 4x + 3y = 6.

    • A.

      Y = -4/3 x - 23/3

    • B.

      Y = -3/4 x - 3

    • C.

      Y = 3/4 x + 3

    • D.

      Y = 3/4 x + 9

    Correct Answer
    D. Y = 3/4 x + 9
    Explanation
    To find the equation of a line that is perpendicular to another line, we need to find the negative reciprocal of the slope of the given line. The given line has a slope of -4/3, so the perpendicular line will have a slope of 3/4. We can then use the point-slope form of a line, y - y1 = m(x - x1), where (x1, y1) is the given point (-8, 3) and m is the slope. Plugging in the values, we get y - 3 = 3/4(x - (-8)). Simplifying, we get y - 3 = 3/4(x + 8), which can be rearranged to y = 3/4x + 9. Therefore, the correct answer is y = 3/4x + 9.

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  • 8. 

    Teacher Salaries  The average salary of a classroom teacher in the United States is given by f(x) = 982.06x + 32903.77, where x is the number of years after 1990.  What is the average salary in 2005 according to this equation?

    • A.

      $48,616.73

    • B.

      $2001934.07

    • C.

      $47,634.67

    • D.

      $37814.07

    Correct Answer
    C. $47,634.67
    Explanation
    The average salary in 2005 according to the equation f(x) = 982.06x + 32903.77 can be found by substituting x = 2005 - 1990 = 15 into the equation. This gives f(15) = 982.06(15) + 32903.77 = 14730.9 + 32903.77 = 47634.67. Therefore, the average salary in 2005 according to this equation is $47,634.67.

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  • 9. 

    Phone Bills  For interstate calls, AT&T charges 10 cents per minute plus a base charge of $2.99 each month.  Write an equation for the monthly charge y as a funtion of the number of minutes of use.

    • A.

      Y = 10x + 2.99

    • B.

      Y = 2.99x + .10

    • C.

      Y = .10x + 2.99

    • D.

      Y = 2.99x + .10x

    Correct Answer
    C. Y = .10x + 2.99
    Explanation
    The correct equation for the monthly charge y as a function of the number of minutes of use is y = 10x + 2.99. This equation represents the base charge of $2.99 each month plus the additional charge of 10 cents per minute for interstate calls.

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  • 10. 

    Go to pg 80 and do #29 b and c.

    • A.

      B. f(25000) = 448.11. $448.11 is the payment to borrow $25,000. C. A = 20,000

    • B.

      B. f(25000) = 448.11. $448.11 is the monthly payment to borrow $25,000. C. A = 20,000

    • C.

      B. f(25000) = 448.11. $448.11 is the monthly payment to borrow $25,000. C. A = 15,000

    • D.

      B. f(25000) = 537.73. $537.73 is the monthly payment to borrow $25,000. C. A = 20,000

    Correct Answer
    B. B. f(25000) = 448.11. $448.11 is the monthly payment to borrow $25,000. C. A = 20,000

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