# SOLUTION: A movie theater is &#64257;lled to capacity with 400 people. After the movie ends, people start leaving at the rate of 50 each minute. (a) Find an equation for N, the number of

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 Question 418580: A movie theater is ﬁlled to capacity with 400 people. After the movie ends, people start leaving at the rate of 50 each minute. (a) Find an equation for N, the number of people in the theater, as a function of t, the number of minutes after the movie ends. Enter your answer as an equation, such as N = 5t -1. (b) For what values of t does the equation make sense in practical terms. Domain: Answer by mananth(12270)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!N= 400-50t When N= 0 400 = 50t t=400/50 t=8 minutes. After 8 minutes the theater is empty.