2. Suppose x= 10
Plan Alpha: y=-7x+900=-7(10)+900=830
Plan Foxtrot: y = -17x+900 = -17(10)+900=730
Between the 2 plans, the lower value is 730. Plan Foxtrot is better for reduction of pollution.
3. The city council should choose Plan Foxtrot because the reduction of pollution is much greater. Their goal would be reached faster if they go with faster reduction of pollution.