algebra discussion board questions



Primary Discussion Response is due by Wednesday (11:59:59pm Central), Peer Responses are due by Sunday (11:59:59pm Central).


Applications of Linear Equations in Two Variables

Task Background: Applications of linear equations are very important in real-world settings. For example, it is crucial for a company to know how much it can afford to pay out in wages to its employees and still make a profit selling a particular item.

Scenario: For your next project, your boss asks you to research an application of linear equations in a business setting and present your findings to the team. Do research using the Internet to find more information on 1 of the following topics:

  • Market Equilibrium
  • Break-even analysis
  • Inflation

Part I: Primary Task Response

In 3 paragraphs, report your findings to your classmates by discussing the following:

  • Provide a general overview of the topic. There is no need to go deep into the math; simply explain what the topic means in lay terms.
  • Identify at least 2 ways the topic can be applied in business settings. Explain.
  • Conclude your discussion by summarizing your key learning from researching the topic.

Part II: Responses to Other Students

Respond to at least 2 of your fellow classmates with at least a 1-paragraph reply about their Primary Task Response regarding items you found to be compelling and enlightening. To help you with your discussion, please consider the following questions:

  • What did you learn from your classmate’s posting?
  • What additional questions do you have after reading the posting?
  • What clarification do you need regarding the posting?


***Watch a quick video from Brightstorm on applications of linear equations, or click here for a tutorial on using linear regression in Excel.***