Mathematics

Question

The equation y = 9.56x + 495.35 represents the number of calories, y, consumed in one day based on a person’s weight, x. Jill consumes 1850 calories daily. Jaxon weighs 120 pounds. Which is an accurate comparison?

1 Answer

  • An accurate comparison is Jill consumes about 20 more calories than Jaxon.

    What is Jill's weight?

    Given this equation, 1850 = 9.56x + 495.35, take the following steps in order to determine the value of x:

    Combine similar terms: 1850 - 495.35 = 9.56x

    1354.65 = 9.56x

    Divide both sides of the equation by 9.56

    x = 1354.65 / 9.56

    x = 141.7 pounds

    How many calories did Jaxon consume?

    y = 9.56x + 495.35

    y = 9.56(120) + 495.35

    y = 1147.2 + 495.35

    y = 1642.55

    Here are the options to this question:

    Jill weighs about 20 pounds more than Jaxon.

    Jaxon weighs about 20 pounds more than Jill.

    Jill consumes about 20 more calories than Jaxon.

    Jaxon consumes about 20 more calories than Jill.

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