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Graphs and Solving Linear Equations Word Problems (20 Problems)

Solve the following equations for the unknown.

1. 5x = 20

2. 7x - 3 = 18

Graph the following equations; calculate the slope, x-intercept, and y-intercept, and label the intercepts on the graph.

3. y = x + 3

4. y = -2x - 7

5. 2x + 3y = 9

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A consumer electronics company sells 6.7 million MP3 players per month at a price of $100 apiece; when the price is lowered to $80, the company sells 10.2 million players per month. How many MP3 players can the company expect to sell per month at a price of $75?

7.
The points (1,5), (4,5), and (1,0) represent three corners of a rectangle; find the coordinates of the fourth point.

8.
Seven inches are equivalent to 17.78 cm. Find the equation converting length in cm to length in inches. What is the length in inches of a 96.2 cm bar?

9.
Find an equation in slope-intercept form passing through the points (2,5) and (7,-3).

10.
Sales tax in Pennsylvania is 6%. Create an equation for the total price (cost plus tax) of a purchase in PA in terms of its cost. How much would a person pay for a car whose cost is $32,000?

11. 6.2(x - 15.1) = 9.3(-x - 3.2)

12. x/3 - 7/8 = 2/5(x + 15/4)

Graph the following equations; calculate the slope, x-intercept, and y-intercept, and label the intercepts on the graph.

13. 7.1x - 3.9y = 1.4

14. 3x = -2

15.. 4.2x + 3.8y = 1.9

16.
A semiconductor manufacturer seeks to maximize its profits. Testing indicates that they can produce 100,000 chips per week at a cost of $40 per chip, and sell them for $65 per chip. They also find that they can produce 125,000 chips per week at a cost of $35 per chip, and sell them for $63 per chip. How much profit can they expect to earn if they produce 130,000 chips per week?

17.
Find the area of a rectangle if three of its corners are (-0.1,-3.4), (-7.9,-3.4), and (-0.1,6.8).

18.
A temperature of 41 degrees F is equivalent to 278.2 degrees K, while a temperature of 86 degrees F is equivalent to 303.2 degrees K. Find the equation converting Kelvin temperature to Fahrenheit. What is the Fahrenheit temperature when it is 180 degrees K?

19.
Find an equation in slope-intercept form passing through the points (-6.2,18.1) and (-3.4,18.1).

20.
Tom buys $20,000 worth of stock, and sells it eight months later for $28,000. If he is required to pay 15% capital gains tax on his profits, how much tax will he pay?

Solution Summary

Graphs and Solving Linear Equations are investigated. The solution is detailed and well presented.

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