# Christmas Party

## What I think we should have!

Food:

I think Mrs. Mauk should use the company “Get Stacked” because it is only \$5 for each person and only a \$30 delivery price. The total amount of money is lower than its competitor companies, “Burger Bonanza” and “Pizza Palace”. The catering special is a good deal for a party because it includes the 12 inch sub, a bag of chips, and a drink for each person.

Music:

I think that “Classic Spin” should be used for the party. I think this because the cost is much cheaper and “Spin City” makes you book two hours or more if you want them to work at your party.

## Critical Thinking Questions:

Question 1:

Describe the steps you used to solve each row of the table.

I had to figure out what was the dependent and the independent variable was. I then had to find out what we were measuring by and then find a letter to represent each variable. Using that information I included it into an equation to then solve for different amounts of people.

Question 2:

Will there ever be a number of hours where both companies will cost the same? Describe the steps you would use and then solve for the number of hours for which both companies will cost the same amount.

No, two companies will not equal the same at a certain point.

Question 3:

How do the steps you followed in Question 2 compare to the Order of Operations?

You do the parenthesis first and then add just like in order of operations you follow PEMDAS. You would have to multiply the number of people, which is in parenthesis, by the cost for each person. Then you add the y-intercept.

Questions 4:

If you only have a budget of \$1000 for a DJ or music company, how many hours, maximum, would you be able to afford? Can you have a decimal or fraction as part of your answer? Why or why not?

Only 194 people could come to the party if you had a budget of \$1000. No you cannot have a decimal or a fraction because you cannot have a part of a person.

## Critical Thinking Questions

Question 1:

Describe the steps you used to solve each row of the table.

I had to figure out what was the dependent and the independent variable was. I then had to find out what we were measuring by and then find a letter to represent each variable. Using that information I included it into an equation to then solve for different amounts of hours.

Question 2:

Will there ever be a number of hours where both companies will cost the same? Describe the steps you would use and then solve for the number of hours for which both companies will cost the same amount.

No there will not be a certain point where the two companies will cost the same.

Question 3:

How do the steps you followed in Question 2 compare to the Order of Operations?

You have to follow a certain type of order to get your answer of how much it will cost.

Questions 4:

If you only have a budget of \$1000 for a DJ or music company, how many hours, maximum, would you be able to afford? Can you have a decimal or fraction as part of your answer? Why or why not?

If you had a budget of \$1000, then the dj or musical entertainer could only be there for 10.88 hours.You can have a decimal or fraction because we are measuring the amount of hours you can be entertained by music so it can be half an hour, ¼ of an hour, or 1/3 of an hour.