NAME _Benita Bonnette_________
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Axia College Material
MAT 116 Week 6 Word Problem Assignment
Fueling Up
Motorists often complain about rising gas prices. Some motorists purchase fuel efficient vehicles and
participate in trip reduction plans, such as carpooling and using alternative transportation. Other drivers
try to drive only when necessary.
Application Practice
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1.
Suppose you are at the gas station filling your tank with gas. The function
C
(
g
) represents the
cost
C
of filling up the gas tank with
g
gallons. Given the equation: C(g) = 3.75(g)
a)
Find
C
(2)
(2 pts.)
C(g) = 3.75(2)
C(g) = 7.50
b)
Find
C
(5)
(2 pts.)
C(g) = 3.75(5)
C(g) = 18.75
2.
The linear equation
y = 0.15x + 0.79
represents an estimate of the average cost of gas for year
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 Spring '09
 mcmillian
 Algebra, Automobile, GAS PRICES, fuel, Consumer price index, Filling station

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