# A problem with sketching lines on the graphic calculator.

• Feb 24th 2011, 11:53 AM
Eloise1995
A problem with sketching lines on the graphic calculator.
I have just changed courses - from Math 10 to Math 20 - and it's hard to get used to it. The problem is the following.

The equation C=50w+300 could be used to model the cost of running the business, where w is the number of weeks and C is the cost in dollars.
The equation M=150w could be used to model the earnings, where w is the number of weeks and M is the money earned in dollars.
-On the calculator, sketch both lines so that you can clearly see where they intersect. Determine the intersection. Explain what this point means in relation to the business.

What I did was
C=M
50w+300=150w
w=3 (The intersection. The business starts making a profit after 3 weeks.)
But how do I sketch the lines?
• Feb 24th 2011, 12:26 PM
masters
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Originally Posted by Eloise1995
I have just changed courses - from Math 10 to Math 20 - and it's hard to get used to it. The problem is the following.

The equation C=50w+300 could be used to model the cost of running the business, where w is the number of weeks and C is the cost in dollars.
The equation M=150w could be used to model the earnings, where w is the number of weeks and M is the money earned in dollars.
-On the calculator, sketch both lines so that you can clearly see where they intersect. Determine the intersection. Explain what this point means in relation to the business.

What I did was
C=M
50w+300=150w
w=3 (The intersection. The business starts making a profit after 3 weeks.)
But how do I sketch the lines?

Hi Eloise1995,

How about something like this?

• Feb 24th 2011, 02:21 PM
skeeter
graphed on a TI-83+
• Feb 28th 2011, 09:02 AM
Eloise1995
Thank you so much! It does seem very simple, now.
But how did determine the values for WINDOW?