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Precalculus: Mathematics for Calcu...

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6th Edition
Stewart + 5 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780840068071

Solutions

Chapter 2.2, Problem 85E
To determine

To givesome examples of step-function that arise in everyday life.

Expert Solution

Answer to Problem 85E

The fare of Transport in California is about $5 for first five kilometres and an additional $0.75 for each succeeding kilometre.

The base price of cake in a cake shop is $8 upto the weight of 2 pounds of cake and an additional cost of $3 is charged for each succeeding weight (in pound) of cake.

Explanation of Solution

Given information :

The function whose graphs consist of horizontal line segment is called as step functions.

Some examples of step-function that arise in everyday life are as follows:

The fare of Transport in California is about $5 for first five kilometres and an additional $0.75 for each succeeding kilometre.

The base price of cake in a cake shop is $8 upto the weight of 2 pounds of cake and an additional cost of $3 is charged for each succeeding weight (in pound) of cake.

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