1. The two equations follow the slope-intercept form which y=mx + b. They have the same y-intercept which is equal to 900.

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.