Exercise46

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

The formulas

\(\begin{aligned}M\amp =0.44x+5.1 \amp W\amp =0.49x+3.9 \amp N\amp =0.04x+0.2\end{aligned}\)

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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