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Appendix E 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.

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1. Imagine you are at a 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 ) = 3.03 ( g )

a. b. c. d.

What does the number 3.03 represent? 3.03 represents the costs per gallon of gas. Find C(2). Substitute 2 for g: C(2) = 3.03(2) = $6.06 Find C(9). Substitute 9 for g: C(9) = 3.03(9) = $27.27

For the average motorist, name one value for g that would be inappropriate for this function’s purpose. Explain why you chose that number. G cannot be any negative number, such as -1, because you cannot put a negative number of gallons of gas into your gas tank.

e.

If you were to graph C(g), what would be an appropriate domain and range? Explain your reasoning. The domain I choose is 1 ≤ g ≤ 20. You cannot have a negative number for the number of gallons and putting in 0 gallons is pointless, so g must be 1 or greater. I’m hoping an average gas tank does not hold more than 20 gallons, so g must be less than or equal to 20. The range would then go from 3.03 ≤ C ≤ 60.60, which would represent the prices for purchasing 1 and 20 gallons.

**2. Examine the rise in gasoline prices from 1997 to 2006. The price of regular unleaded gasoline in
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January 1997 was $1.26, and in January 2006, the price of regular unleaded gasoline was $2.31 (“Consumer price index,” 2006). Use the coordinates (1997, 1.26) and (2006, 2.31) to find the slope, or rate of change, between the two points. Describe how you arrived at your answer. Slope = rise/run We divide the change in the gas price (rise) by the number of years that has passed (run). = (2.31-1.26)/(2006-1997) = 1.05/9 = 7/60 The gas prices increase by 7/60 of a dollar per year (that’s nearly 12 cents per year).

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15 x +0. of this equation? The slope is 0. What did you find? I found that the lines are not parallel. The linear equation y = 0.bls.gov/cgibin/surveymost?ap MAT/116 . a.09 4.15 x + 0. Do you expect the lines to be intersecting. The year 1997 would be represented by x = 1. 2005 would be year 9. The line y = 0. Did your answer to Part b. b. d.85 0 estimates the price of gasoline in January of each year (“Consumer price index.15 What is the y-intercept? The y intercept is (0. References Bureau of Labor Statistics. Consumer price index. c.3. they are intersecting. part b did not confirm my expectations. when x Assuming this growth trend continues. The line 0.79) What does the y-intercept represent? The y intercept is the gas price in 1996.11 x − y = − .15(22) + 0.” 2006). c. what will the price of gasoline be in the year 2018? How did you arrive at your answer? To get the gas price in 2018. parallel.” 2006). Similarly.0. b. confirm your expectation in Part a? No. I think the lines will be parallel because the increase in price per year should match the price in January of every year. What year would be represented by x = 4? 2000 What x-value represents the year 2018? 22 What is the slope.79 represents an estimate of the average cost of gas for year x starting in 1997 (“Consumer price index. because it is the first year in the study. (2006). e. for example. = 0. or x = 9. Retrieved from http://data.79 represents an estimate of the average cost of gasoline each year. Use the equations of the lines to determine if they are parallel. or perpendicular? Explain your reasoning. substitute 22 for x into the equation: Price = 0.79 = $4. or rate of change. a.

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- Recommendations: The Fight Over Using Natural Gas for Transportationby Jerry Fenning
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- Comparison of Diesel and Petrol Engines
- Fuel Systems for IC Engines
- 21st Century Complete Guide to Natural Gas Vehicles - Alternative Fuel Vehicles (AFV), Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), Technology, Safety, Refueling Issues
- Light and Heavy Vehicle Technology
- Integrating Quantitative and Qualitative Research in Development Projects
- The Fight Over Using Natural Gas for Transportation
- Ethanol Guides
- How America Can Stop Importing Foreign Oil & Those Preventing It From Happening
- Advanced Direct Injection Combustion Engine Technologies and Development
- Ethanol in America
- Recommendations
- Automotive Spark-Ignited Direct-Injection Gasoline Engines
- Craig Modern Thriller
- Gas At $1.25 Per Gallon
- From Smoke to Mirrors
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- How to Reduce Gas Prices and Avoiding Heavy Traffic
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