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    Re: Baseball Salary Word Problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Denis
    Hmmm...OK....so does this mean you're not sticking around as a volunteer tutor,
    so you can help struggling students? You'd rather leave that for "suckers" like us?
    Are you kidding?? I have two more semesters, including Statistics! I hope you "suckers" will still be here for the people like me who are still trying to figure out the "new math" from many years back!

    (Denis, I'm going to swipe that signature line! Priceless!)

    NEXT HOMEWORK: y = mx + b as it applies to a utility bill. Hang on to your chapeaus....

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    Quote Originally Posted by redsoxnation

    y = mx + b as it applies to a utility bill
    EG:

    variable x represents the number of gallons of water consumed last month

    constant m represents the rate per gallon (i.e., a fixed dollar amount)

    constant b represents the base rate last month (i.e., the fixed-amount paid by everyone regardless of consumption)

    variable y represents the total water bill for last month in dollars (as a function of x gallons consumed)




    Within the City of Seattle proper, the residential water rate is currently 0.004839 dollars per gallon.

    The monthly base rate is currently $13.

    Hence, we have the following constants:

    m = 0.004839

    b = 13

    The water meter indicates that I used 2,099.5 gallons of water last month.

    x = 2099.5

    My water bill for last month is y dollars, calculated by the formula mx + b.

    y = $23.16

    I hope that my example does not spoil any fun.


    "English is the most ambiguous language in the world." ~ Yours Truly, 1969

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    Re:

    Quote Originally Posted by mmm4444bot
    I hope that my example does not spoil any fun.
    No...it kept our thinking "damp"...
    I'm just an imagination of your figment !

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    Re: Baseball Salary Word Problem

    Makes me glad I have a well

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    Re: Baseball Salary Word Problem

    Thank you all for the baseball homework help; I scored a "100%" for the first time in this semester's math class.

    Big exam this morning; open book, open note, open internet....stand by! mmm4444bot, your information will most definitely come in handy today! Many thanks!

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    Re: Baseball Salary Word Problem

    Good luck

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