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Ccpyrlght MoDcugal Llttell/Hcughtcn Mlfflln Ccmpany. Lesscn 1.

5 - A|gebra 2 Netetak|ng 6u|de 13


9OUR.OTES
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0se Problem Solving
Strategies and Models
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!BUSTRAVELSATANAVERAGERATEOFMILESPERHOUR
1he d|stance between Ch|cage and 5an Franc|sce |s
2130 m||es. Rew |eng weu|d |t take fer the bus te
trave| frem Ch|cage te 5an Franc|sce7
3OLUTION
Use the dstanoe formu|a for dstanoe trave|ed as a verba|
mode|.
0stanoe
(m|es)


Pate
(m/h)

+

1me
(hours)
+ T
An equaton for ths stuaton s T. 5o|ve
for T.
T 7RITEEQUATION
y T $IVIDEEACHSIDEBY
1he amount of tme t wou|d take to trave| from Uhoago
to 5an Iranosoo s about hours.
#(%#+ You oan use unt ana|yss to oheok your answer.
m|es y
hour
m|es
+ hours
%XAMPLE 5SEAFORMULA
14 Lesscn 1.5 - A|gebra 2 Netetak|ng 6u|de Ccpyrlght MoDcugal Llttell/Hcughtcn Mlfflln Ccmpany.
9OUR.OTES
1. In Lxamp|e 1, how fast s the bus trave|ng f t takes
22 hours to trave| from 5an Iranosoo to Uo|orado
5prngs, a dstanoe of 1335 m|es?

#HECKPOINT Cem|ete the fe||ew|ng exerc|se.
1he tab|e shews the he|ght H ef a jet a|r|ane T m|nutes
after beg|nn|ng |ts descent. F|nd the he|ght ef the
a|r|ane after 9 m|nutes.
1|me (m|n), T 0 1 2 3 4
Re|ght (ft), H 35,000 32,000 29,000 26,000 23,000
3OLUTION
1he heght deoreases by 3000 feet per mnute.
35,000 32,000 29,000 26,000 23,000
3000 3000 3000 3000
You oan use ths pattern to wrte a verba| mode| for
the heght.
Peght
(feet)


Inta| heght
(feet)


Pate of desoent
(feet/mn)

+

1me
(mn)
H + T
An equaton for the heght s H T.
5o, the heght after 9 mnutes s
H ( ) feet.
%XAMPLE ,OOKFORAPATTERN
Ccpyrlght MoDcugal Llttell/Hcughtcn Mlfflln Ccmpany. Lesscn 1.5 - A|gebra 2 Netetak|ng 6u|de 15
9OUR.OTES
Yeu want te a|nt f|ve 1 feet w|de str|es en the wa||.
1here sheu|d be an equa| ameunt ef sace between
the ends ef the wa|| and the str|es and between each
a|r ef str|es. 1he wa|| |s 14 feet |eng. Rew far aart
sheu|d the str|es be7
Begn by drawng and |abe|ng



a dagram, as shown at the
rght.
Irom the dagram, you oan
wrte and so|ve an equaton
to fnd X.
X 1 X 1 X 1 X
1 X 1 Xz14 7RITEEQUATION
X z zz14 #OMBINELIKETERMS
zz Xzz zz z3UBTRACT FROMEACHSIDE
z Xzz zz $IVIDEEACHSIDEBY
1he strpes shou|d be panted feet apart.
%XAMPLE $RAWADIAGRAM
2. If a [et arp|ane desoends at the rate gven n the
tab|e, what s ts heght after 8 mnutes?
1|me (m|n), T 1 2 3 4
Re|ght (ft), H 36,000 32,800 29,600 26,400 23,200
3. In Lxamp|e 3, how far apart do the strpes need to
be panted f you are on|y gong to put 4 strpes on
the wa||?

#HECKPOINT Cem|ete the fe||ew|ng exerc|ses.
(OMEWORK