midpoint, gradient and worded question

• Apr 26th 2008, 09:35 PM
poniekid
midpoint, gradient and worded question

1. The midpoint of the line joining (k,2h) and (9k,6h+2) is (20,-11). Find k and h.

2. A factory produces 25 components at a cost of $830, and on another run produces 35 components at a cost of$1050. Find an expression relating the cost (C) to the number of components (n) produced, assuming a linear relationship.

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• Apr 26th 2008, 09:52 PM
maquina
the 2 make (x,y) and y=mx+n (linear) and just find ..

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answer y=22x+28 where cost = y and n =x , C=22n+28
• Apr 27th 2008, 12:52 AM
Moo
Hello,

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1. The midpoint of the line joining (k,2h) and (9k,6h+2) is (20,-11). Find k and h.
Well, the coordinates of a midpoint between two points (a,b) and (c,d) is $\displaystyle (\frac{a+c}{2} ; \frac{b+d}{2})$.

So here you'll have 2 equations to solve for k and h.

Just to guide you, the first one will be :

$\displaystyle \frac{9k+k}{2}=20$