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6-16.

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 p = 150 + 0.041a where p is the price of the home in thousands of dollars and a is the area of the house in square feet. Home prices in Fancyville can be modeled with the equation p = 250 + 0.198a. Ngoc saw a real estate advertisement for a 2800 square foot home that was selling for $280,000. Which city should she predict that the home is in? 6-16 HW eTool (Desmos). Homework Help ✎

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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.