To start her collection of comic books, Joylin’s uncle gives her a box of comic books and several monthly subscriptions to comic books. the number of comic books in her collection, y, after x months is modeled by the equation shown: y=40+6x. What does the number 40 represent?
40 would represent the starting number of comics.
In the equation y=40+6x, 40 represents the initial number of comic books in Joylin's collection, given to her by her uncle. Over time, she gains additional comic books from monthly subscriptions.
In the provided equation, y=40+6x, the number 40 represents the initial amount of comic books Joylin has before the monthly subscriptions start. This is essentially the number of comic books Joylin's uncle gave her to start her collection. The number 6 represents the number of books she receives monthly from the subscriptions. Therefore, 'x' months after receiving the initial batch of comic books, Joylin has 40 + 6x comic books in her collection.