MATH SOLVE

5 months ago

Q:
# The table of values below represents a linear function and shows the amount of money in a tip jar at a dry cleaners since the dry cleaners opened for the day. How much was in the tip jar when the dry cleaners opened?

Accepted Solution

A:

A linear equation has a standard form of:
y = mx + b
where in this case,
y = amount of money in tip jar, m = slope, x = number of
hours, b = y intercept
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We select any two paired data to calculate for the slope:
m = (y2 β y1) / (x2 β x1)
m = (18.25 β 15.50) / (5 β 4)
m = 2.75
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y = 2.75x + b
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Choosing any one data pair to calculate for b the
y-intercept:
15.50 = 2.75 (4) + b
b = 4.5
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Therefore there was $4.50 in the tip jar during the
opening.
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Answer: $4.50