Exercise 54

The number of students enrolled in math courses at Portland Community College has grown over the years. The formulas

\begin{equation*} \begin{aligned}M\amp =0.51x+5.7 \amp W\amp =0.51x+3.4 \amp N\amp =0.02x+0.2\end{aligned} \end{equation*}

describe the numbers (of thousands) of men, women, and gender-non-binary students enrolled in math courses at PCC \(x\) years after 2005. (Note this is an exercise using randomized numbers, not actual data.) Give a simplified formula for the total number \(T\) of thousands of students at PCC taking math classes \(x\) years after 2005. Be sure to give the entire formula, starting with T=.

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