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Names:___________________________________

Pd:_____
Function Notation Real World Applications
1. Tropical Storm Amanda is gaining strength! The storm started out with wind gusts of 10 mph and is gaining
15 mph each day. The function G(d) = 10+15d models this situation.

a. In a complete sentence explain what d represents in this situation.

b. In a complete sentence explain what G(d) represents.

c. What is the value of G(4) with units? Show your work.

d. In a complete sentence explain what the value of G(4) represents in this context, with units.

e. After how many days will Tropical Storm Amanda have wind gusts of 100 mph? Show your work and
write your answer in a complete sentence.
Names:___________________________________
Pd:_____
Function Notation Real World Applications

2. Below is a graph that depicts the height of the Coconut tree in inches from the time that the sapling is planted.
C(w) represents the height of the tree w weeks after being planted.

a. What is the value of C(0) and what does it represent in this context? Write your answer in a complete
sentence.

b. How long did it take the coconut tree to reach 14 inches? Write your answer in a complete sentence.

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c. The symbolic representation for the height of the coconut tree is () = 6 + 5 .
How long will it take for the tree to become 80 inches tall? Write your answer in a complete sentence.
Names:___________________________________
Pd:_____
Function Notation Real World Applications
3. Hurricane Lexi is gaining strength! The storm started out with wind gusts of 10 mph and is gaining 5 mph
each hour. The function W(h) = 10+5h models this situation.

a. In a complete sentence explain what h represents in this situation.

b. In a complete sentence explain what W(h) represents.

c. What is the value of W(7) with units? Show your work.

d. In a complete sentence explain what the value of W(7) represents in this context, with units.

e. After how many hours will Hurricane Lexi have wind gusts of 100 mph? Show your work and write your
answer in a complete sentence.
Names:___________________________________
Pd:_____
Function Notation Real World Applications

1. Below is a graph that depicts the number of Instagram followers Allyssa had as the school year progresses.
F(d) represents her number of followers on the d day of the school year.

Days

a. What is the value of F(0) and what does it represent in this context? Write your answer in a complete
sentence.

b. How long did it take her to reach 300 followers? Write your answer in a complete sentence.

c. The symbolic representation for the amount of Instagram followers she has is () = 5 + 200.
How long will it take for her to reach 1000 followers? Write your answer in a complete sentence with
appropriate units.
Names:___________________________________

Pd:_____
Function Notation Real World Applications
4. Tropical Storm Max is gaining strength! The storm started out with wind gusts of 25 mph and is gaining 10
mph each hour. The function G(h) = 25+10h models this situation.

f. In a complete sentence explain what h represents in this situation.

g. In a complete sentence explain what G(h) represents.

h. What is the value of G(5) with units? Show your work.

i. In a complete sentence explain what the value of G(5) represents in this context, with units.

j. After how many hours will Tropical Storm Max have wind gusts of 120 mph? Show your work and write
your answer in a complete sentence.
Names:___________________________________
Pd:_____
Function Notation Real World Applications

5. Below is a graph that depicts the height of the Banana tree in inches from the time that the sapling is planted.
B(w) represents the height of the tree w weeks after being planted.

d. What is the value of B(0) and what does it represent in this context? Write your answer in a complete
sentence.

e. How long did it take the banana tree to reach 10 inches? Write your answer in a complete sentence.

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f. The symbolic representation for the height of the banana tree is () = 6 + 5 .
How long will it take for the tree to become 110 inches tall? Write your answer in a complete sentence.
Names:___________________________________
Pd:_____
Function Notation Real World Applications
6. Hurricane Stan is gaining strength! The storm started out with wind gusts of 20 mph and is gaining 25 mph
each day. The function W(d) = 20+25d models this situation.

k. In a complete sentence explain what d represents in this situation.

l. In a complete sentence explain what W(d) represents.

m. What is the value of W(4) with units? Show your work.

n. In a complete sentence explain what the value of W(4) represents in this context, with units.

o. After how many days will Hurricane Stan have wind gusts of 150 mph? Show your work and write your
answer in a complete sentence.
Names:___________________________________
Pd:_____
Function Notation Real World Applications

2. Below is a graph that depicts the number of Instagram followers Mariah had as the school year progresses.
I(d) represents her number of followers on the d day of the school year.

Days

g. What is the value of I(0) and what does it represent in this context? Write your answer in a complete sentence.

h. How long did it take her to reach 550 followers? Write your answer in a complete sentence.

i. The symbolic representation for the amount of Instagram followers she has is () = 5 + 200.
How long will it take for her to reach 900 followers? Write your answer in a complete sentence with
appropriate units.
Names:___________________________________
Pd:_____
Function Notation Real World Applications
7. Tropical Storm Lexi is gaining strength! The storm started out with wind gusts of 15 mph and is gaining 20
mph each day. The function G(d) = 15+20d models this situation.

p. In a complete sentence explain what d represents in this situation.

q. In a complete sentence explain what G(d) represents.

r. What is the value of G(3) with units? Show your work.

s. In a complete sentence explain what the value of G(3) represents in this context, with units.

t. After how many days will Tropical Storm Lexi have wind gusts of 150 mph? Show your work and write
your answer in a complete sentence.
Names:___________________________________
Pd:_____
Function Notation Real World Applications

8. Below is a graph that depicts the height of the Papaya tree in inches from the time that the sapling is planted.
P(w) represents the height of the tree w weeks after being planted.

a. What is the value of P(0) and what does it represent in this context? Write your answer in a complete
sentence.

b. How long did it take the papaya tree to reach 26 inches? Write your answer in a complete sentence.

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c. The symbolic representation for the height of the papaya tree is () = 6 + 5 .
How long will it take for the tree to become 130 inches tall? Write your answer in a complete sentence.
Names:___________________________________
Pd:_____
Function Notation Real World Applications
9. Tropical Storm Adam is gaining strength! The storm started out with wind gusts of 25 mph and is gaining 10
mph each hour. The function W(h) = 25+10h models this situation.

u. In a complete sentence explain what h represents in this situation.

v. In a complete sentence explain what W(h) represents.

w. What is the value of W(6) with units? Show your work.

x. In a complete sentence explain what the value of W(6) represents in this context, with units.

y. After how many hours will Tropical Storm Adam have wind gusts of 160 mph? Show your work and
write your answer in a complete sentence.
Names:___________________________________
Pd:_____
Function Notation Real World Applications

3. Below is a graph that depicts the number of Instagram followers Lani had as the school year progresses. F(d)
represents her number of followers on the d day of the school year.

Days

d. What is the value of F(0) and what does it represent in this context? Write your answer in a complete
sentence.

e. How long did it take her to reach 250 followers? Write your answer in a complete sentence.

f. The symbolic representation for the amount of Instagram followers she has is () = 5 + 200.
How long will it take for her to reach 1200 followers? Write your answer in a complete sentence with
appropriate units.