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In the United States, personal income taxes are paid according to a specific scale. For example, individuals who earn a yearly salary between $31,000 and $31,150 must pay $4229 in taxes. Individuals who earn a yearly salary between $41,000 and $41,150 must pay $6381 in taxes. (Source: irs.gov)

Which type of function would best model this situation: a step function or a piecewise function? Explain

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