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**cooljackiec****Member**- Registered: 2012-12-13
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Suppose you graphed every single point of the form

. For example, when have, we have and so is on the graph. Explain why the graph is a line, and find an equation whose graph is this line.*Last edited by cooljackiec (2013-01-03 13:26:24)*

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

and find an equation whose graph is this line.

(2 t + 3, 3 - 3 t)

You can think of this as

x = 2 t + 3 and y = 3 - 3 t;

Solve for t in x = 2 t + 3

substitute in the second equation y = 3 - 3 t

That is the equation of the line and it also answers the first part of the question.

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**cooljackiec****Member**- Registered: 2012-12-13
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Find the sum of all values of a such that the point (a,7) is

from the point (2,1).*Last edited by cooljackiec (2013-01-04 12:08:39)*

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi

That is the equation of the circle that represents all the points that are 3√(5) from (2,1)

You want the intersection of y = 7 with that circle.

x = -1 and x = 5, so a = -1 and 5. Add them up and get 4.

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**cooljackiec****Member**- Registered: 2012-12-13
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Thanks. Nice profile pic

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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You are welcome, everything understandable?

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**cooljackiec****Member**- Registered: 2012-12-13
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find all x where

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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Treat it like an equation except replace the = sign with a ≤ sign.

Interval notation is like **(-∞,20]** for **x ≤ 20** except this isn't the answer; I just made it up as an example.

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**cooljackiec****Member**- Registered: 2012-12-13
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I don't get when to use ( and ]

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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hi cooljackiec

Use [ or ] when the end point is included. Use ( or ) when the end point is not included.

eg.

2 < x < 3 ............................ (2,3)

2 ≤ x < 3 .............................. [2,3)

You cannot reach ∞ so that end point will never be included.

x > 5 ................................ (5,∞)

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**cooljackiec****Member**- Registered: 2012-12-13
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I have a large truck and my neighbor has four identical small trucks. My truck can carry at least 800 pounds more than each of her trucks, but no more than one-third what all four of her trucks combined can carry. Knowing only these facts, what is the largest number of pounds that I can be assured of being able to carry in my truck?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I am probably not understanding the question but this is what I am getting.

There is no largest amount you can be assured of carrying. The smallest amount is that your truck can carry 3200 lbs while each of her trucks can carry 2400 lbs.

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**cooljackiec****Member**- Registered: 2012-12-13
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:cool::DYou are correct

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I think we need more conditions to get an upper bound on the amount your truck can carry.

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**cooljackiec****Member**- Registered: 2012-12-13
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Anyways, i have a new problem:

1)Let line

be the graph of . Line is perpendicular to line and passes through the point (10,10). If line is the graph of the equation y =mx + b, then find m+b.2) Find B-A if the graph of Ax + By = 7 passes through (2,1) and is parallel to the graph of 2x - 7y = 3

3)The "perpendicular bisector" of the line segment

is the line that passes through the midpoint of and is perpendicular to .The equation of the perpendicular bisector of the line segment joining the points (1,2) and (-5,12) is y=mx+b. Find m + b.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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1) The equation of the line is -8x + 5y = -30 so can you get m and b from that?

2) The equation of the line is 2x - 7y = -3, can you get A - B from that?

3) The equation of the perpendicular bisector is -3x + 5y = 41, can you get m and b now?

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**cooljackiec****Member**- Registered: 2012-12-13
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I am still unsure about 2) and 3)

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

Let's start with 2), which part are you unsure about?

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**cooljackiec****Member**- Registered: 2012-12-13
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I think 3) is wrong, could you express it in slope intercept?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Yes, the copy and paste still had the earlier one in there I am sorry. Check 3) now .

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**cooljackiec****Member**- Registered: 2012-12-13
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never mind, i understand it

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Okay, but call out if you need help. Sorry for the typo.

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**vgauti****Member**- Registered: 2013-01-13
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A line drawn through A(4,-1) parallel to the line 3x-4y+1=0. Find the coordinates of the two points on this line which are at a distance of 5 units from A.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Welcome to the forum. If you mean the second line, the one parallel to 3x-4y+1=0 then the points are (8 , 2) and (0, -4).

The equation of the parallel line is

the equation of the circle with center at (4 , -1) is

Solve them both simultaneously:

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