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    Quadratic Word Problem

    It's a simple word problem but I'm a bit unsure on how to write the equations out. I'm alright after I've written it out.

    An airlines company offers group discounts. The price for a flight is $150 per person for the first 15 passengers of the group. For larger groups, each passenger of the group receives a $1.2 discoutn for every passenger in excess of the first 15 passengers. The group maximum size is limited to 70 passengers.

    1) Determine the revenue R of the company as a function of the number of passengers Q of the group.
    2) For which quantities Q would the revenue R be 0?
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    Quote Originally Posted by adriano1028
    An airlines company offers group discounts. The price for a flight is $150 per person for the first 15 passengers of the group. For larger groups, each passenger of the group receives a $1.2 discoutn for every passenger in excess of the first 15 passengers. The group maximum size is limited to 70 passengers.
    What do you mean by that?
    Passengers 1-15 give $10
    Passengers 16-30 give $10-$1.2=$8.8
    Passengers 31-45 give $10-$1.2-$1.2=$7.6
    and so on ...?
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