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# TUTORIAL 1 (WEEK 1)

1.

(a)
5 x 2 13

+ = x
3 2

x2 52 x x
+
=
5
3
7

(b)

2.

## If the perimeter of a rectangle is 16 inches, and one side is two

inches longer than the other side, how long are the sides?

3.

Suppose that a small factory makes two types of products. The first
product costs the company RM5 and the second costs RM7. The
factory has a total amount of RM3,000 as the daily budget to produce
the products. Set up the production equation.

4.

Taxi fare from an airport to the city centre is RM1.25 per mile driven,
plus RM10 for tolls. Let

## driven on one trip.

(a)
Write the equation for
(b)
5.

( x+12 )2 =0

2
(a)
5 x +14 x +7=0

3 x2 +14 x +51=0

2
(a)
2 x +3 x1=0
(b)

8.

x .

2
(a)
x 17 x=72

(b)
7.

in terms of

be the miles

(b)
6.

3 x2 +2 x+ 1=0

## Suppose the weekly business function

of a multimedia company

## is given by the equation

R ( p )=4 p 2800 p
where

weekly?
9.

## The book value of a machine is expressed by the equation

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V ( x ) =96,0008000 x
where

V (x)

## the machine expressed in years.

(a)
Identify the x and V
(b)
(c)
(d)

intercepts.

## Interpret the meaning of the intercepts.

Find the slope and interpret its meaning.
Draw the graph of the equation.

10.

## In 1996, the stock in a computer hardware company traded for RM37

per share. However, the company was in trouble and the stock price
dropped steadily, to RM8 per share in 2006. Draw a line showing the
relationship between the price per share and the year in which it
traded for the time interval [1996,2006], which years on the x-axis
and price on the y-axis. Find and interpret the slope.

11.

## C , for a room at a city hospital has risen

by RM59.82 per year for the years 1990 through 2000. If the average
cost in 1996 was RM1128.50, what is an equation which describes
the average cost during this decade, as a function of the numbers of
years,

T , since 1990?

12.

## Suppose consumers will demand 60 units of a product when the price

is RM15.30 per unit and 35 units when the price is RM19.30 each.
Find the demand equation, assuming that it is linear. Find the price
per unit when 40 units are demanded.

13.

## A refrigerator manufacturer will produce 3000 units when the price is

RM940, and 2200 units when the price is RM740. Assume that price,

p , and quantity,

supply equation.
14.

## Suppose the cost to produce 10 units of a product is RM40 and the

cost of 20 units is RM70. If cost,

and

## q . Find the cost to

produce 35 units.
15.

## An electric utility company charges residential customers 12.5 cents

per kilowatt-hour plus a base charge every month. One customers
monthly bill comes to RM51.65 for 380 kilowatt-hours. Find a linear
function that describes the total monthly charges for electricity if

16.

## Suppose the value of a mountain bike decreases each year by 10% of

its original value. If the original value is RM1800, find an equation
that expresses the value

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0 t 10.

where

as the

## resulting line? This method of considering the value of equipment is

called straight-line depreciation.
17.

## A house purchased for RM245,000 is expected to double in value in

15 years. Find a linear equation that describes the houses value after

t
18.

19.

years.

## Determine the vertex and intercepts for the following functions.

(a)

f ( x )=x 26 x +5

(b)

g ( x ) =2 x 26 x

(c)

h ( t ) =t 2 +6 t +9

(d)

f ( x )=5+3 x3 x 2

(e)

H ( x )=1xx

State whether

f ( x)

20.

(a)

## f ( x )=49 x 210 x +17

(b)

f ( x )=7 x 22 x +6

The

demand

function

for

when

manufacturers

product

is

revenue.
21.

## The demand function for an electronics companys laptop computer

p=24006 q , where

line is
when

## of production that will maximize the manufacturers total revenue,

and determine this revenue.
22.

## A marketing firm estimates that

a clients new product,

## f (n) thousand households will use it, where

f ( n )=

10
n ( 12n ) , 0 n 12
9

## Estimate the maximum number of households that will use the

product.
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23.

The daily profit for the garden department of a store from the sale of

## P ( x )=x 2 +18 x +144 , where

trees is given by

is the number of

trees sold. Find the functions vertex and intercepts, and graph the
function.
24.

## The total cost of producing 10 units of a product is RM320. The

marginal cost per unit is RM24. Find the cost function.

25.

## A manufacturer has a fixed monthly cost of RM65,000 and a

production cost of RM32 for each unit produced.
(a)
What is the cost function?
(b)
What is the average cost function?
(c)
Find the average cost of production of 200 units and 400
units.

26.

## For a certain book, the cost function

C ( x )=0.65 x +135

where

is

the number of books which are printed. If the bookseller sells each for
RM2.
(a)
Find the break-even point.
(b)
If the company sold just 2,000 books, what is the profit?
27.

## Ps=20 q+10P d=2 q+230

P

where
(a)
(b)
(c)
28.

is in ringgit.
Graph these two functions on the same axes.
Find the equilibrium points.
At which interval does supply exceed demand.

cost function.
29.

2

## Ps=q +2 q+114 P d=q 4 q+ 474

Determine the equilibrium price and quantity.
30.

## A salesperson needs to calculate the cost of an item with a sales tax

of 8.25%. Write an equation that represents the total cost
item costing

31.

of an

dollars.

## Bronwyn wants to buy a house, so she has decided to save a quarter

of her salary. Bronwyn earns RM47 per hour and receives an extra
RM28 a week because she declined company benefits. She wants to
save at least RM550 each week. How many hours must she work
each week to achieve her goal?

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32.

## If you purchase an item for business use, in preparing your income

tax you may be able to spread out its expense over the life of the
item. This is called depreciation. One method of depreciation is
straight-line depreciation, in which the annual depreciation is
computed by dividing the cost of the item, less its estimated salvage
value, by its useful life. Suppose the cost is

life is

## (in dollars) of the item at the end of

V =C 1

n
N

years is given by

## If new office furniture is purchased for RM3200, has a useful life of 8

years, and has no salvage value, after how many years will it have a
value of RM 2000?

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Note: Please use a proper graph paper is for Question 9d, Question 23
and Question 27.