monthly service fee
cubic feet of water used: per cubic feet, or fraction thereof
After the first
cubic feet: per cubic feet, or fraction thereof
Sketch a graph of the cost of Jamilla’s possible water usage in relationship to the cost during one month. Be sure to consider what the cost would be for partial units such as
or cubic feet of water.
This will be a step graph. What is the cost if no water is used, but there is service?
When sketching this graph, note that the price jumps from
to after cubic feet of water is used.
Is the graph for this situation a function? Why or why not?
-value, is there exactly one -value?
What are the domain and range of your graph?
Domain refers to the possible
-values, and range refers to the possible -values.
If the monthly service fee is decreased to
, how would that change the graph?
Would the overall price increase or decrease with this change?