Michael has to order his varsity school jacket for the upcoming awards ceremony.
The company that the school has chosen offers the jacket for $220 plus $2 per letter for the name patch stitched onto the back of the jacket. The company has a special offer for early bird orders so that the cost of the jacket is $190, and the cost of each letter is $2.50.
- How can we compare the different ordering options for the jacket?
- What would the functions look like that represent each option?
- How would the graphs of the two functions compare?
In the next section, we will look at transformations of linear equations to help us answer that question.