posted by Carly .
The number of days, d, it takes for a construction crew to repave a certain road varies inversely as the number of workers, w, that work on the project.
So my equation is d = k/w
If w = 16, how do I find d?
d = k/16
Also, why is Y = 2x^2 + 3√x not a quadratic equation? It's highest power of x is 2.
And it's because square root of X can be a negative number which would make it an imaginary number.
Z, thanks, however, in my first question, how do I find d in that equation?
Y = 2x^2 + 3?x is NOT a function, since a quadratic must have the form
y = ax^2 + bx + c
that is, the exponents of the x term can only be 2 or 1
the term ?x is x^(1/2)
Furthermore, the graph of a quadratic function is a parabola, the graph of Y = 2x^2 + 3?x
looks like this, not a parabola
as to your first question, you need extra information to find k, and after that you can find d
Is the number of worker the only variables they give you?