# The Speeding Ticket - Guided Practice Worksheet

```The Speeding Ticket
The fine for speeding on the highways of most states is a function of the speed of the
car. The speeding fine can be determined by a linear equation, where F represents the
fine in dollars and m represents the number of miles the car is EXCEEDING the 70 mph
speed limit.
In Connecticut, the speed limit on federal highways is 70 miles per hour (mph). The
speeding fine can be determined by the formula:
F = 10m + 40
Where F represents the fine in dollars and m represents the number of miles the car is
EXCEEDING the 70 mph speed limit.
1. What would your speeding fine be if you were traveling 78 mph? Show all work or
F = 10m + 40
F = 10(8) + 40
F = 80 + 40
F = \$120
2. Suppose you received a speeding ticket for \$200. How fast were you going? Explain
200 = 10m + 40
200 – 40 = 10m + 40 – 40
160 = 10m
10 10
16 = m
70 + 16 = 86 mph
3. The minimum speeding fine in Connecticut is \$90. What speed corresponds to this
F = 10m + 40
90 = 10m + 40
90 – 40 = 10m + 40 – 40
50 = 10m
10 10
5=m
5 + 70 = 75 mph
4. The maximum speeding fine in Connecticut is \$340. What speed corresponds to this
F = 10m + 40
340 = 10m + 40
340 – 40 = 10m + 40 – 40
300 = 10m
10
10
30 = m
30 + 70 = 100 mph
5. Explain why it is unlikely for someone to receive a \$50 speeding fine in Connecticut.