# Photos With Santa

## Statement

Every year hundreds gather in malls to take pictures with the famous Santa Clause. There is a fixed price for getting a picture taken and a variable cost of the number of pictures you are purchasing. This flyer compares the cost of getting your pictures taken with Santa and buying them from Square One or Sherway Gardens.

## Variables

Total Cost - Dependent Variable (y)

Number of Pictures - Independent Variable (x)

Cost For Taking Picture - Y Intercept

## Equations

Square One:

To determine the total cost of your picture(s) with Santa at Square One, you can use the following equation:

Y = 15x +15

Sherway Gardens:

To determine the total cost of your picture(s) with Santa at Sherway Gardens, you can use the following equation:

Y = 5x + 20

## Cost For Pictures With Santa - Graph

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## Point Of Intersection

Importance/Significance:

This point of intersection (3,60) states that when a person takes a picture and buys 3 at either Square One or Sherway Gardens, the total cost would be \$60. The importance of the solution of this linear system is that this lets a customer know that if they are planning on buying less than 3 photos, they should get them taken at Sherway Gardens since the green line is indicating a lower cost for the pictures (less than 3). But, if you are planning on buying more than 3 pictures, then you should get them taken at Square One since the red line is indicating a lower cost for pictures (more than 3). If the customer knows that he/she will only be buying 3 pictures, then it doesn't matter where the customer goes to get there pictures takes since the cost of 3 pictures is the same at Square One and Sherway Gardens.
By: Ikjot Mann