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    I don't get this probem

    A fashion designer orders fabric that cost $0.30 per yard. The designer wants the fabric to be dyed, which costs $100.

    Write an equation that gives the cost c of ordering 5 yards of fabric as a function of the number of yards y that the designer ordered.

    c = ?

    So is c = 5(.3) = y(.3)? It's probably not right. :S
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    Re: I don't get this probem

    Quote Originally Posted by Rune View Post
    So is c = 5(.3) = y(.3)? It's probably not right. :S
    Not right, plus (sorry!) makes no sense...
    How many yards does the $100 dye job cover? 1 yards costs $100, so does a million yards?
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    Re: I don't get this probem

    It does not say anything about how much the dye will cover but I'm assuming it covers all. And I'm not sure if the problem is a no solution.
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    Re: I don't get this probem

    Quote Originally Posted by Rune View Post
    It does not say anything about how much the dye will cover but I'm assuming it covers all. And I'm not sure if the problem is a no solution.

    That's something to be talked with with your teacher....
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