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# Assignment: Story Using Algebraic EquationsCreate a story that is about one page in length using at least five

different algebraic expressionsand/or equations.These are some example story starters that you can adapt from or expand upon. Be creative andcome up with your own characters and scenarios and create expressions and equations as well.Story Starter 1: A character is offered five different jobs. They all include an hourly wage,as well as a set weekly base pay. One example is a job that pays $8.50 an hour, plus anadditional $25 bonus for the week. (Weekly base pay is what you automatically get paidfor working the entire week. A bonus is money you earn in addition to the weekly basepay.)Story Starter 2: A character is searching for the best cell phone plan to buy. One plancosts $25 a month, plus $0.89 per minute used.Story Starter 3: A character is trying to decide which cab to choose from the five available.All the cabs have different rates per mile. They also charge different flat rates in additionto the rates per mile. One cab is offering a rate of $0.75 per mile, plus a flat fee of $25.Example Story Using Five EquationsLuke is shopping for a movie to watch with his family. He goes to a video store and reads the signin the store that describes their rental policy.He thinks to himself as he reads. To rent a DVD, I must pay the flat rate of $4.99 for three days,plus $1.99 for every day it’s late. To make a mathematical equation, the cost to rent one DVD, y,is $4.99, plus $1.99 for every day it is late, x. He comes up with this equation: y= $4.99 + $1.99x.As Luke drives home from the store, he wonders if he will have enough gas to get there. Hethinks, I know my car gets 30 miles per gallon. He then thinks about an equation that he can useto model the situation where d is the total number of miles he can drive, and g is the number ofgallons of gas that he has. He comes up with d = 30g.Luke decides to get a drink at the neighborhood store. The store is advertising a special on alheir giant smoothies, which are Luke’s favorite. The sign for the giant smoothies reads: Buy agiant cup for $0.99 and fill it up for $0.50 an ounce. Luke is really thirsty and wants to figure out ifhe has enough money to buy a big drink. If he lets the variable s be the cost of the smoothie andn be the number of ounces he buys, then the total cost of the drink will be s = 0.99n + 0.50n.Before he leaves the store, Luke remembers that he went to a basketball game a few nights ago.It was a great game, down to the last second! He logs on to his computer to read an article aboutthe game. The article begins: The Spartans won the game by scoring 30 points every hour.What equation would represent this situation? Luke thinks of p as the total points earned in agame and h as the number of hours played. He decides on the equation p = 30h. As he thinks ofthe problem, he realizes that this equation fits the information in the story but might not be theway to figure out the number of points scored in every basketball game.While he’s browsing the site, Luke then considers reading some items in the business section. Hehas been reading lately about how the stock market works, and he is interested in stock trendsover the past year. He reads that the stock for a medical company has earned money this yearwith an average rate of return of about 10 percent. He thinks of an equation for this. The changeof the cost of one share of stock over the past year is 0.10. If he uses the variable c for new cost

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