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Head First Algebra by Tracey Pilone, Dan Pilone

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Chapter 10. Functions: Everyone has limits

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Some equations are like suburban neighborhoods... they’re fenced in.

You’ll find that in the real world, many equations are limited. There are only certain values that an equation is good for. For instance, you can’t drive a car -5 miles or dig a hole 13 feet up. In those cases, you need to set boundaries on your equations. And when it comes to putting some limits on your equations, there’s nothing better than a function. A function? What the heck is that? Well, turn the page, and find out... through the lens of reality TV.

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It’s up to YOU to raise cash for Pajama Death.

After hearing all that you went through to get Paul to their concert, Pajama Death figures you’re a real fan... and a financial wizard. They need you to take their future to a higher cash plane.

Your first order of business? Figure out how much Pajama Death stands to make off the new reality TV show their label just signed them up for. Nobody likes to sell out... but some new touring gear would sure be sweet..

Pajama Death TV

Here’s the deal: the network wants an 11-show deal, and Pajama Death gets 5% of the proceeds. That includes advertising revenue, plus ticket sales to live tapings each week. The show’s 90 minutes each week, and the network guarantees 20 ads per show.

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