1. Suppose that a hospital charges you $220 per day if you sty in a private room and $166 / day if you stay in a room for 4 people. Assume that the amount you pay is the sum of a constant amount (for the services you receive) and an amount which varies inversely with the number of people the room will hold (to pay for your share of the room) - a] Calculate the constant amount you pay for services and the proportionality constant in the variation function. - b] What does the hospital charge for a room, exclusive of the services to the paitent? - c] How much would you expect to pay / day if you stayed in i. semi-private room holding 2 people? ii. a ward holding 20 people? 2. I'm not sure what you put here for relevant equations? But this section deals with functions of more than one independent variable where in y=kx there is more than 1 x. Something like that. 3. The attempt at a solution - a] total amount = k1 + amount x amount x = k2 / number of people then i plugged in for amount x and got --> total amount = k1 + k2/ number of people so now a] is asking for the value of the two ks? But which numbers do i plug in? and can I combine k1 + k2 to make a k3? - b] I think for this you use the equation - total amount = k2/ number of people but w/o solving a, i can't solve b - c] this is plugging and chugging.. if I knew the equation from a] Any help is appreciated. Thanks so much in advance!