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Assignment: Open Response 6 (50 Points)
Answer each of the following. If you are typing, be sure to save this in Rich Text Format,
.rtf. Making Consumer Choices
The Bread Machine (25 points)
In real life, you must often make choices about whether to buy something pre-made or make
it yourself. There are many things to consider: quality of homemade vs. bought, expense,
convenience, enjoyment of making something, etc. In this response, you will be looking at
the choice of buying a bread machine or relying exclusively on store bought bread.
A. The bread machine you are interested in costs $100 with tax.
The ingredients to make one loaf of bread cost $0.80.
What is the rate of cost of one loaf of bread?
B. What is your start up cost? (cost of machine)
C. Write a linear equation, y = mx + b for the total cost.
D. Graph the equation on the graph provided. You may use either Point Plotting or SlopeIntercept. Be sure to locate at least 3 points. You may want to do this in pencil in case
you decide to use more points later in the problem. E. A loaf of bread of similar quality in the store costs $1.60. This is the rate for a loaf of
bread (the slope). As there is no other cost, your beginning point (y-intercept) is zero.
Write the linear equation y = mx + b for the total cost.
F. Graph the equation on the same graph you used in D. You may use either Point Plotting
or Slope-Intercept. Be sure to locate at least 3 points. You may want to do this in pencil
in case you decide to use more points later in the problem. G. Estimate the ordered pair where the two lines cross and write it here: (______, ______)
H. The x-value where they cross represents the number of loaves it will take to make the
costs of the bread machine and buying the bread equal and the y-value represents the
cost where they are the same. Fill in:
It would take _________ loaves at a cost of $_________ for the breadmaker and store
bought bread to cost the same.
I. Fill in the table below. You may want to go back and read the beginning for ideas. (And
yes, if you like the way it smells when it bakes, that?s an advantage.) Put down any point
you can think of. Advantages of Buying the Machine J. Advantages of Buying at the Store Decision Time! Tell whether or not you have decided to buy the bread machine. Give
several reasons for your decision. II.
The Clothes Dryer (25 points)
Most families have to decide at some point whether or not to buy convenience items for the
home. One of these items is clothes dryer. One must consider cost, convenience, repairs,
time factors, etc. when deciding.
A. The electric clothes dryer you are interested in buying costs $300 with tax.
It uses $0.50 of electricity for one hour of drying.
What is the rate of electric use (slope)?
B. What is your beginning cost (y-intercept)? C. Write this as a linear equation in y = mx + b form.
D. Fill in the table below by substituting the given values of x in the equation and solving for
y. Let x = 0, 50, 100, 150, 200, 250, 300, 350, 400, 450, 500. (This is a horizontal TTable.)
Y 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 450 500 E. It costs $1.50 per hour to dry clothes at a laundromat. The rate per hour is $1.50 (slope)
and the beginning point is 0 (y-intercept). Write a linear equation in y = mx + b form to
represent the total cost.
Y Fill in the table below by substituting the given values of x in the equation and solving for
y. Let x = 0, 50, 100, 150, 200, 250, 300, 350, 400, 450, 500.
0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 450 500 G. Name the ordered pair that is the same in both tables: ( ____ , _____)
H. The x-value represents the number of loads it would take for the costs to be the same
and the y-value represents the cost where they are the same. Fill in:
It would take __________ number of loads at a cost of $___________ for the dryer at
home to cost the same as the dryer at a laundromat.
I. Fill in the table below. You may want to go back and read the beginning for ideas. Put
down any point you can think of.
Advantages of Buying the Dryer J. Advantages of Using a Laundromat Dryer Decision Time! Tell whether or not you have decided to buy the dryer. Give several
reasons for your decision.
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