(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 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!

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