The price of homes (in thousands of dollars) is associated with the number of square feet in a home. Home prices in Smallville can be modeled with the equation
Complete the tables in the eTool below to determine which city the home is in.
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How much does a 2800 square foot home cost in Smallville?
How much in Fancyville?
The price of a 2800 square foot home in Smallville is 150 + 0.041(2800).
The price in Fancyville is 250 + 0.981(2800).
Which is closer to the price of the house that Ngoc saw?
The price of the house Ngoc saw is closer to that of a house in Smallville, so she should predict that the house is in Smallville.