# I don't get this probem

• Sep 30th 2012, 03:49 PM
Rune
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
• Sep 30th 2012, 04:18 PM
Wilmer
Re: I don't get this probem
Quote:

Originally Posted by Rune
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?
• Sep 30th 2012, 04:23 PM
Rune
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.
• Sep 30th 2012, 06:59 PM
Wilmer
Re: I don't get this probem
Quote:

Originally Posted by Rune
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....