# Two Function Problems

• Jan 22nd 2008, 05:49 AM
Amy
Two Function Problems
1. The cost of sending an overnight package from New York to Atlanta is \$9.80 for a package weighing up to but not including 1 pound and \$2.50 for each additional pound or portion of a pound. Use the greatest integer function to create a model for the cost C of overnight of a package weighing x pounds, where x > 0. Sketch the graph of the function.

2. Your wage is \$8.00 per hour plus \$0.75 for each unit produced hour. So, your hourly wage y in terms of the number of units produced x is y = 8 + 0.75x.

Find the inverse function. What does each variable in the inverse function represents?

for the first one, is it
C= 9,whenx<1
=9+[2.5x],whenx>or=1

Second one,
x=(y-8)/.75
• Jan 22nd 2008, 06:01 AM
colby2152
Quote:

Originally Posted by Amy
1. The cost of sending an overnight package from New York to Atlanta is \$9.80 for a package weighing up to but not including 1 pound and \$2.50 for each additional pound or portion of a pound. Use the greatest integer function to create a model for the cost C of overnight of a package weighing x pounds, where x > 0. Sketch the graph of the function.

2. Your wage is \$8.00 per hour plus \$0.75 for each unit produced hour. So, your hourly wage y in terms of the number of units produced x is y = 8 + 0.75x.

Find the inverse function. What does each variable in the inverse function represents?

for the first one, is it
C= 9,whenx<1
=9+[2.5x],whenx>or=1

Second one,
x=(y-8)/.75

Your second inverse function is correct, but the first function should look like this:

\$\displaystyle C = 9.8, x < 1\$
\$\displaystyle C= 9.8+2.5(x-1), x \ge 1\$
• Jan 22nd 2008, 06:32 AM
Amy
Quote:

Originally Posted by colby2152
Your second inverse function is correct, but the first function should look like this:

\$\displaystyle C = 9.8, x < 1\$
\$\displaystyle C= 9.8+2.5(x-1), x \ge 1\$

I didn't get the second one yet.
I understood the x-1 part.
If it is \$\displaystyle C = 9.8, x < 1\$
\$\displaystyle C= 9.8+2.5(x-1), x \ge 1\$, then what is the difference between the normal function and the greatest integer function.

Note: by normal function I meant the actual values given
• Jan 22nd 2008, 12:13 PM
Amy
And what about the graph?

Is it a straight line parallel to x axis IN THE INTERVAL (0,1) along the x axis and from x=1 onwards straight line corresponding to y= 9.8+(x-1)2.5?
Am I right?
• Jan 22nd 2008, 12:17 PM
colby2152
Quote:

Originally Posted by Amy
And what about the graph?

Is it a straight line parallel to x axis IN THE INTERVAL (0,1) along the x axis and from x=1 onwards straight line corresponding to y= 9.8+(x-1)2.5?
Am I right?

Your intuition is correct. It is a straight flat line (slope of zero) from zero to one. From one onwards, the line "ramps" up at an angle (slope of 2.5).