25 Oct

The point on the graph at which the relationship starts ...

Date: Wed, 25 Oct 95 17:34:14 -0700 From: Peter Langston <psl> To: Fun_People Subject: The point on the graph at which the relationship starts ... Forwarded-by: bostic@bsdi.com (Keith Bostic) Forwarded-by: cate3@netcom.com Forwarded-by: Schwartz Victor Forwarded-by: Herb Kanner (kanner@apple.com) A homework problem from "Calculus Preliminary Edition" by Deborah Hughes-Hallett, Andrew M. Gleason, et al. 9. In her "Guide to Excruciatingly Correct Behavior," Miss Manners states: "There are three possible parts to a date of which at least two must be offered: entertainment, food and affection. It is customary to begin a series of dates with a great deal of entertainment, a moderate amount of food and the merest suggestion of affection. As the amount of affection increases, the entertainment can be reduced proportionately. When the affection has replaced the entertainment, we no longer call it dating. Under no circumstances can the food be omitted." Based on this statement, sketch a graph showing entertainment as a function of affection, assuming the amount of food to be constant. Mark the point on the graph at which the relationship starts, as well as the point at which the relationship ceases to be called dating.

© 1995 Peter Langston