Axia College Material
Week Eight Applied Math Assignment
Buying a Home
For most people, buying a house is a great investment that can offer security in an uncertain world, but
buying a house is also a commitment.
Application Practice
Answer the following questions. Use Equation Editor to write mathematical expressions and equations.
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1.
Suppose you are in the market for a new home and are interested in a new housing community
under construction in a different city.
a)
The sales representative informs you that there are two floor plans still available, and that
there are a total of
115
houses available. Use
x
to represent
floor plan #1
and
y
to represent
floor plan #2
. Write an equation that illustrates the situation.
115
y
x
is
equation
the
So
115
y
x
houses
of
number
Total
y
#2
plan
floor
and
x
#1
plan
floor
=
+
=
+
=
=
=
b)
The sales representative later indicates that the number of homes available with the
floor
plan #2
is 4 times the number of houses with
floor plan #1
. Write an equation that illustrates this
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 Spring '10
 larrywaggal
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