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8-41.

As Jhalil and Joman practice for the SAT, their scores on practice tests rise. Jhalil’s current score is , and it is rising by points per week. On the other hand, Joman’s current score is and is growing by points per week.

  1. When will Joman's score catch up to Jhalil's?

    Jhalil's score will be defined by the expression , since her initial score was and it increases by points each week. Joman's score, on the other hand, will be defined by the expression , since his initial score was and it increases by each week.

  2. If the SAT test is in weeks, who will score highest?

    Insert for x in the equation found in part (a) to see who will have the higher score.