Posted by **hannah** on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 8:50pm.

a parking meter gives 30 minutes for each quarter and 6 minutes for each nickel. the equation 30x+6y=60 describes the number of quarters x and nickels y that you need to park for 60 minutes what does the x-intercept represent?

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**MathMate**, Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 10:57pm
From the coefficients of the equation, you would have to figure out that x represents the number of quarters, and y=number of nickels.

The x-intercept means the number of quarters required if y=0 (no nickels used.)

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