# model equation

• Apr 10th 2007, 04:03 AM
totally-confused
model equation
An employee who produces x units per hour earns an hourly wage of y = 0.85x + 8
(in dollars). Find the hourly wage for an employee who produces 19 units per hour.

The equation y = 20x – 100 describes the amount of money a class of students might
earn from candy bar sales. What are the slope and y-intercept of this line?
• Apr 10th 2007, 05:30 AM
earboth
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Originally Posted by totally-confused
An employee who produces x units per hour earns an hourly wage of y = 0.85x + 8
(in dollars). Find the hourly wage for an employee who produces 19 units per hour.

The equation y = 20x – 100 describes the amount of money a class of students might
earn from candy bar sales. What are the slope and y-intercept of this line?

Hello,

you only have to plug in the 19 instead of x in the given equation:

y = 0.85 * 19 + 8 = 16.15 + 8 = \$24.15

the factor of x (here it is 20) is called the slope of the line. If x = 0 then the y-value is the y-intercept. Thus you get:

slope = 20
y-interc. = -100